SYS 240 - Avionics Cyber Vulnerability Assessment, Mitigation, and Protection

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This course addresses specific aspects of cybersecurity related to aircraft avionic systems, going beyond traditional information technology systems. The course presents a five step vulnerability assessment and mitigation process, in which students learn how to discover, analyze, and consider mitigation of vulnerabilities in an avionic system. Significant topic areas including key cyber terms, factors related to cyber vulnerabilities and attacks, and how avionic systems are vulnerable to attacks. Real world examples of commercial exploitations are discussed to highlight system susceptibilities. In addition, the course will describe the principles of cyber hardening and resiliency and their relationship to protecting avionics systems. The course presents different hardening and resiliency approaches, and which approaches are appropriate given adversary attack methodologies, challenges, processes, and available access paths.

To Apply

Grade Restrictions: None

Special Requirements: None



Offering #

Start Date

End Date

Hanscom AFB, MA 22Y-O 24 Aug 2022 25 Aug 2022
Live Internet 22D 20 Sep 2022 23 Sep 2022
AFIT - Wright-Patterson AFB (Area B), OH 23A 05 Oct 2022 06 Oct 2022
Robins AFB, GA 23B-O 19 Oct 2022 20 Oct 2022
Live Internet 23C 01 Nov 2022 04 Nov 2022
Scott AFB, IL 23D-O 07 Dec 2022 08 Dec 2022

Meet the Instructors

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James R Murphy

Course Information

Delivery Method: In-Residence/ On-Site Course and VIRR

Course Length: 2 days

Event Type: Training (Functional, Technical)

Primary Audience: AFSC/Civilian Career Series Requiring the Course: 62X/63X, 8XX, 1101, 346, 1670 Target Audience Officers: O-1 to O-5 Enlisted: E-4 to E-9 Civilians: GS-07 to GS-14

CL Points: 16


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