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MISA 534 : Aviation / Aerospace Issues for Information Security

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Aviation / Aerospace Issues for Information Security
During the past decade, airlines have made substantial investments in information technology solutions. These solutions extend throughout the airline's environment and contribute to improved operational efficiency, safety, and customer satisfaction. Securing these investments and protecting the information that these systems manage requires knowledge, leadership, and an effective information security system. The introduction of advanced e-enabled airplanes and systems will provide an increased level of operational efficiency for the airlines. However, this means increased interaction with many information systems that are outside the traditionally defines airline security perimeter. This course provides an overview of information security for the air transport industry and for airline operators. It outlines the requirements for an information security framework, discusses how digital airplanes influence airline, airport and air transport system information security and describes a general information security strategy for aviation and airlines.

The goal of this course will be to explore an information security strategy and how it safeguards airline customer information, protects airlines digital assets, and enables the accuracy of information exchanged within the aviation framework.

After completing this course, a student will be able to: Explain the overall information systems architecture of modern air transport, and the importance of information security and assurance to its safety of flight and profitable operation. Describe the role of government and industry partnership in information sharing and regulatory formation to achieve information security and assurance in aviation and air transport. Assess the impacts of various laws, aviation regulations and other compliance drivers on the information security and assurance aspects of air transport information architectures. Explain the information assurance and security implications of aviation’s e-enabled supply chain, from design and manufacturing through operational sustainment. Evaluate and assess the completeness and effectiveness of air transport information security and assurance, as reflected in the procedural, human and information technology aspects of its information systems and processes.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Jim West - 2/25/2015
Wendi Kappers - 2/25/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/25/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 2/25/2015
1-5 Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance Understand the interdisciplinary aspects (technical, business, management, and policy) of information assurance and information systems and organizational security.
2. Assess and manage the identification of and response to the changing nature of the information risks and information security challenges that increasingly complex, distributed organizations face.
3. Establish governance policies and management mechanisms necessary to develop, acquire, and operate sustainable, cost-effective secure information infrastructures.
4. Integrate various ethical, legal, technological and professional perspectives, both local and global, along with data protection and information assurance perspectives, throughout the various MIS decision making and managerial and leadership processes.
5. Manage and direct the development and operational use of information security and assurance procedures, policies and technologies throughout the organization.
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