This course is an introduction and overview of the cyber threat to aviation.
The aviation industry has always been concerned with the safety and security of airports and aircraft. However, it was after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that the aviation industry became fully aware of the vulnerabilities existing within aviation security and the disastrous consequences thereof.
In acknowledging that terrorists are changing their strategies, the aviation industry has adopted an increased concern for potential cyberattacks in aviation.
However, the industry is vulnerable to various cyberattacks that could be committed by cyber criminals or cyber terrorists, the latter having a specific intent.
A cyberattack may be regarded as an emerging and real threat against the aviation industry. Since one may consider that there are more advantages of carrying out a cyberattack by the cybercriminal, rather than a physical attack, the likelihood of cyber being resorted to as a means of attack has increased in aviation.
Therefore, this course will discuss the various elements of a cyber attack within the aviation industry, strengthening one’s knowledge on cyber and bringing about increased awareness of such threat, creating a cyber-security culture.
The key topics in this course are a series of lectures interspersed with discussions and exercises:
To strengthen overall knowledge and understanding of cyber threats;
To understand what a cyber threat is; the difference between cyber terrorism, cyber-attack and hacking; who would carry out such attacks, and for what purposes;
To recognise how a cyber attack can be carried out, and what the vulnerable critical infrastructures are; as well as the repercussions for both the organisation and the industry;
To comprehend that cyber threat is indeed a new threat against the industry, and is to be considered as such; resulting in the need to have preventive measures in place as well as a creating a cyber-security culture at all levels;
To appreciate the initiatives implemented by the industry, both past and present, as well as on a regional and international level.
Senior staff in the Industry, CAA, supervisors, Management and Professionals.
This course is not technical in nature and is suitable for personnel and managers to gain a broad understanding of cyberattacks. No specific pre-requisites are required; however, a good command of the English language is necessary and working experience in aviation security is desirable.
Participants are kindly requested to bring a laptop to the course to access course material which will only be provided in electronic format.
3 Days, starting at 9:00 and finishing at 17:00