June 29, 2017 – As business leaders and companies around the world face attacks on their computer systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has developed the first of its kind program for professionals targeting cybersecurity challenges specifically for the aviation and aerospace industry.
As announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show, Embry-Riddle will offer a customizable Aviation Cybersecurity Certificate program tailored to industry employees that addresses systems specific to the aviation industry – from aircraft systems to the infrastructure that supports them.
Those systems include aircraft navigation and communications systems and existing as well as in development aviation infrastructure systems such as Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), Instrument Landing System (ILS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Wide Information Management (SWIM) and Next Gen, and Single European Sky ATM Research (EU SESAR).
“Embry-Riddle is in the unique and trusted position as the higher education leader in aviation and cybersecurity to arm industry manufacturers and operators with the most proactive, advanced and up-to-date strategies in dealing with potential attacks on their infrastructure,” said Embry-Riddle President Dr. P. Barry Butler.
The program, the National Security Agency Certificate of Completion, is available via flexible delivery platforms including in-person, on campus or online. The three courses cover basic cybersecurity concepts, existing standards and best practices, computer system security concepts such as Global SWIM and its components such as Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) and Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM), and technology challenges like ADS-B.