As business leaders and companies around the world face attacks on their computer systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has developed a program targeting cybersecurity challenges aimed specifically at the aviation and aerospace industry.

Embry-Riddle will offer a customisable Aviation Cybersecurity Certificate program tailored to industry employees covering aircraft systems and the infrastructure that supports them. These systems include aircraft navigation and communications systems 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).

The program and subsequent National Security Agency Certificate of Completion is available via delivery platforms in-person, on campus or online. Each of 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.

The news was announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show.