Introduction to Aviation Cybersecurity
In 2020, the TalTech Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security and the Estonian Aviation Academy (EAVA), in collaboration with NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCDCOE), will be offering unique training opportunities for students and aviation sector professionals.
Training courses will be run twice during 2020. The course in May will be more comprehensive and targeted at aviation students but open to cyber security students. The December event will be a shorter and more compact course aimed at aviation sector professionals and practitioners already working in the sector.
- Course description
- Programme directors
- Learning outcomes
- Schedule and list of topics
- Events and collaboration
This course wants to address cybersecurity covering all aspects of aviation for practitioners. This means running an introductory course in cybersecurity for pilots, air traffic controllers, airport personnel, maintenance engineers, etc. We will have a look at possible cybersecurity issues for airports, aircrafts, air traffic management, airlines, but also have a look from the pilot’s perspective.
The participants will be introduced to basic cybersecurity concepts: ATM, wireless protocols, smart buildings, airline and aircraft vulnerabilities. Concepts of attack surface, cyber attacks and risk assessment. Techniques used for spoofing, modifying data and gaining access. The course will be taught in English.
- Professor Olaf Maennel, Professor for Cyber Security at TalTech
- Senior Captain Erwin Orye, Strategy Researcher at NATO CCDCOE
Confirmed lecturers to include:
- Gabor Visky, Expert at the NATO CCDCOE Tech Branch
- Christian Behling, Expert at the NATO CCDCOE Tech Branch
- Hannes Alparslan, Project Officer Aviation Cyber Security, European Defence Agency
- Jeroen Roelandt, Cyber Security Manager, Compliance & Certification Unit, Brussels Airport Company
- Kristof Lamont, Air Traffic Management and cyber security expert at EUROCONTROL
- LtCol Massimiliano Signoretti, Legal cyber expert at NATO CCDCOE
- Martin Pacher, Airline Pilot, Cybersecurity Expert and member of board of Vereinigung Cockpit
- Martin Strohmeier, Security Researcher at University of Oxford & Swiss Cyber-Defence Campus
After the completion of the course the student can:
- Describe terms related to the cybersecurity.
- Explain the aviation threat landscape.
- Explain the possible means to execute a cyber- attack on aviation and the impact such an attack may have on the complex ecosystem.
- Explain cybersecurity policies and practices to ensure the security of information and operational data.
- Describe possible external interventions which may interrupt ATM, airport & airline services, and digital systems of aircrafts.
- Describe relevant existing regulations, legislations and security standards related to cybersecurity in aviation.
|Course||Introduction to Aviation Cybersecurity||Introduction to Aviation Cybersecurity|
|Time||7 - 13 May 2020 (5 days)||2 - 4 December 2020 (3 days)|
|Venue||Estonian Aviation Academy, Tartu||TalTech MEKTORY, Raja 15, Tallinn |
Estonian Aviation Academy, Tartu
|Target group|| |
Mandatory for Aviation Communication and Navigation Systems students
Open to TalTech’s Cybersecurity MSc students and all EAVA students
Aviation sector practitioners (air traffic controllers, pilots, airport personnel, aviation management, maintenance engineers, etc.)
Lectures (21 hours)
|Lectures (14 hours) |
Seminars/group work/ATC simulator exercises (6 hours)
Individual/group study (19 hours)
|Tentative schedule|| |
7 May 2020
8 May 2020
11 May 2020
12 May 2020
13 May 2020
2 December 2020 in Tallinn
3 December 2020 in Tartu
4 December 2020 in Tallinn
|Evaluation||The course consists of five group work deliverables / reports, and a final exam.||The course consists of group work deliverables / reports, and an oral exam.|
|Credit points||3 ECTS||2 ECTS|
|Price||120 EUR||120 EUR|
|Contact person||Nele Tootsi email@example.com||Olaf Maennel firstname.lastname@example.org|
The Introduction to Aviation Cybersecurity course will take place in conjunction with several other cybersecurity related events.