Aviation Cybersecurity (MACY)


MACY 510  Security Engineering and Management  3 Credits (0,3)

Cybersecurity integration in projects that use information in a computer or network setting. Relationship between information and the operation and mission of an agency, business, organization, or other entity. Information and communications technology (ICT), cybersecurity, business, policies, and ethics. Security engineering concepts, distributed systems, network attacks and defense, security management, encryption, the role of training and education.

MACY 515  Foundations of Aviation Cybersecurity  3 Credits (3,0)

Cybersecurity impacts on entire aviation ecosystem that includes the supply chain, manufacturing, maintenance, airports, and aircraft. Cyber threats to commercial airplanes, uncrewed aircraft (drones), air traffic control, and aerospace. Recommend mitigations to threats. Critical role of humans in cybersecurity. Regulations and best practices in aviation cybersecurity.

MACY 516  Operational Technology Risks in Aviation - IoT, ICS, SCADA  3 Credits (3,0)

Operational Technology (OT) risks in aviation. Use of OT in aviation, including the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). OT in the aviation industry, including aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, tracking of passengers and luggage, passenger entertainment, building maintenance, and avionics. Inherent poor security and vulnerability in OT.

MACY 517  Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems Cybersecurity  3 Credits (3,0)

Unique cybersecurity challenges and environment of uncrewed aviation systems. New and emerging threats as this aviation field continues to grow and evolve. Jamming, spoofing, hacking, and electronic interference of uncrewed systems.

MACY 520  Aviation Cybersecurity Threats, Actors, Tools, and Techniques  3 Credits (3,0)

Cybersecurity threats and actors that pose risks to aviation. Tools and techniques used by malicious actors and those used to defend against the threats and attacks. Fundamentals of developing an incident response plan and operational defense plan to prepare an organization to respond to cybersecurity threats and attacks.

MACY 525  Aviation Cybersecurity Risk Management and Resilience  3 Credits (3,0)

Cybersecurity risk management process including risk identification, assessment and evaluation, mitigation, and monitoring and apply that process to aviation cybersecurity. Cybersecurity risk assessment with identification of assets, qualitative and quantitative risk assessment, risk prioritization. Cybersecurity resilience in the aviation domain focused on prevention, detection, and recovery. Comprehensive incident response strategy as an essential element of resilience.

MACY 526  Cybersecurity Standards, Laws, and Regulations  3 Credits (3,0)

Various international and national standards, laws, and regulations that pertain to both the cybersecurity and aviation ecosystems. Various institutions such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) that proscribe regulations and statutes. Compliance with established standards and risk mitigation. Analysis of situations where standard from various agencies may conflict with each other.