Aviation Cyber Security Management Diploma



About the diploma

5 courses to be completed in 3 years

IATA Aviation Cyber Security Management Diploma aviation training

As a cyber security manager in the aviation industry landscape you must oversee daily operations, keep up with regulatory changes and coordinate your team, suppliers, resources and processes. Gain complete and updated knowledge on the current cyber security issues and best practices with this Diploma, that has a unique focus on aviation. It will validate your skills and knowledge in cyber security management and help you to improve cyber resilience within your organization. You will address critical aspects such as how to fulfil the regulatory requirements, as well as strengthen a positive security culture within your organization. This Diploma will also help you have a cross-cutting vision of the aviation ecosystem and allow you to apply an integral approach to aviation cyber security. This diploma comprises 5 courses; 3 required courses that are highly recommended to be taken in order and 2 elective courses of your choice from the elective selection.

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Course code: DIPL-142

What you will learn

Upon completion of this diploma you will be able to:

  • Be aware of international, regional and national regulatory and standard requirements relevant to aviation cyber security
  • Communicate effectively on aviation cyber security with civil aviation authorities, airlines, airports and other related internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop management skills relating to international civil aviation cyber security
  • Apply best practices and frameworks for developing, implementing and maintaining cybersecurity policies, processes and strategies in aviation organizations
  • Ensure continuous improvements in terms of cyber security and resilience within your organization

Key Topics

The key topics that are covered in this diploma include:
  • International, regional and national regulations, standards and acceptable means of compliance (AMCs)
  • Overview and scoping cyber security information and assets in aviation
  • Common threat scenarios and attack methods in aviation and associated security measures
  • Cyber Security Management System (CSMS)
  • Cyber Security Program (CSP)
  • Cyber Security Management Program (CSMP)
  • Cyber Security Risk Management (CSRM)
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Audit and inspection processes in an aviation organization
  • IT and OT cyber security
  • Interdependencies between aviation safety, security and cyber security
  • Incident and crisis management


The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 or the equivalent for courses held in languages other than English.

Recommended level

  • Intermediate

Who should attend

  • Airline and airport operators, ANSPs, cyber security managers / supervisors
  • Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) providers’ staff
  • IT developers, providers and cyber security specialists
  • Government and Regulators staff


A passing mark is required on all assignments and exams. A special distinction is awarded to candidates who obtain a distinction in all, or all but one, of all course exams and assignments that make up this Diploma.

How to obtain your diploma

  1. Complete all the required courses and your choice of elective courses within 3 years.
  2. Please contact us on our Customer Portal to request your diploma, stating the title of the diploma you are applying for and the list of courses you completed for that diploma.
  3. IATA Training will issue your diploma upon verification of your eligibility.

To receive the diploma candidates must complete

  • 3 Required courses
  • 2 Elective courses

Required courses

Elective courses

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