Learn more about the importance of managerial awareness of cybersecurity issues.


CYB-1 Aviation Cybersecurity Management

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course Length
3 days

Course Dates & Locations

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This professional short course will evaluate and provide awareness training related to cybersecurity issues that are of specific interest to the aviation and aerospace industry. The course will primarily focus on the risk management aspects of information security -- risk identification, assessment, and mitigation -- and cover technical issues, as appropriate. Providing the knowledge of how and why to get ahead of the potential for commercial losses, negligence claims, public relations problems, and disruption of operations is increasingly important in relation to this aspect of the industry. Learn more about the importance of managerial awareness of cybersecurity issues.

Who Should Attend

Although it is expected that attendees have some knowledge of cybersecurity issues, the target audience of this course is managerial rather than technical. This course is aimed towards anyone in an operation or management role in the aviation or aerospace industry, including airlines, airports, cargo lines, commercial space operators, aviation equipment or airframe manufacturers or vendors, communications providers, etc.

Course Objectives

Learning objectives of this program include:

  1. Developing an awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities to airports, aircraft, and supporting systems.
  2. Developing an understanding of the appropriate questions to ask in regards to the information security aspects of aviation and airport-based systems.
  3. Developing a context of recent cyber incidents, threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits.
  4. Preparing a methodology to analyze your own organization's cybersecurity vulnerabilities and preparing mitigation steps.

Course Takeaways

Course participants will receive electronic copies of all course presentation materials, as well as pertinent articles, papers, and industry guidelines. In addition, students will actively participate in an exercise to aid them in identifying cybersecurity issues most pertinent to their organization and a method with which to prioritize which are the most pressing. Guidelines for risk assessment and the creation of policies and procedures will also be provided.

"If left unaddressed and unmanaged, cybersecurity vulnerabilities can be an existential threat to airlines, airports, and other players in the aviation and aerospace industry. This course will help managers, operators, executives, and other aviation professionals get a handle on these problems and devise strategies that they can use to produce policies and procedures with which to address them." - Dr. Gary Kessler, Chair of Security Studies and International Affairs, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Contact Us

Office of Professional Programs, Daytona Beach Campus
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. 
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

About the Instructors

Dr. Philip Craiger

Associate Professor
Daytona Campus
College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Craiger is the former Assistant Director for Digital Evidence at the National Center for Forensic Science. 

Gary C. Kessler

Professor of Cybersecurity and Department Chair, Dept. of Security Studies & International Affairs

Dr. Kessler is a practitioner in the areas of computer and network forensics, mobile device forensics, computer and network security, TCP/IP and communications protocols and standards. He has a particular interest in aviation and maritime cybersecurity.

Ann Phillips

Assistant Professor of Security Studies and International Affairs

Ann Phillips is a former Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida and is board certified in Criminal Appellate Law.