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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

Availability

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Start Date

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Live Internet 22C 26 Oct 2021 29 Oct 2021
Live Internet 22E 02 Nov 2021 05 Nov 2021
Live Internet 22F 30 Nov 2021 03 Dec 2021
Live Internet 22G 07 Dec 2021 10 Dec 2021
Edwards AFB, CA 22H-O 12 Jan 2022 13 Jan 2022
Tinker AFB, OK 22I-O 25 Jan 2022 26 Jan 2022
Tinker AFB, OK 22J-O 27 Jan 2022 28 Jan 2022
Robins AFB, GA 22K-O 08 Feb 2022 09 Feb 2022
Robins AFB, GA 22L-O 10 Feb 2022 11 Feb 2022
Live Internet 22M 15 Feb 2022 18 Feb 2022
AFIT - Wright-Patterson AFB (Area B), OH 22N 09 Mar 2022 10 Mar 2022
Live Internet 22O 15 Mar 2022 18 Mar 2022
Los Angeles AFB, CA 22P-O 30 Mar 2022 31 Mar 2022
Live Internet 22D 20 Sep 2022 23 Sep 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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