Operational Cyber Security in Aviation (classroom)

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About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom course

This Operational Cyber Security in Aviation course will provide you with more in-depth skills to evaluate and mitigate the risk of a cyber-attack, protect your critical systems, information, assets and data in aviation. Practical exercises with case studies and demonstrations from experienced cyber security experts in aviation will help you to understand cyber risks assessment requirements, identify and implement security measures, understand the aviation regulatory framework requirements and adjust your level of cyber security posture in day-to-day operations. It provides a perfect platform for people wishing to extend and deepen knowledge in aviation cyber security.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

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Course Code: TSCS-64

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • Participants are recommended to have completed the IATA Aviation Cyber Security before taking this course.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe regulatory requirements at international, regional, and national level in aviation cyber security
  • Select the most suitable industrial standards for aviation organizations
  • Propose security and protection measures for critical assets in aviation
  • Devise cyber security risk assessments and risk treatment plan
  • Adjust level of cyber security posture in operations
  • Propose a first step of Cyber Security Management System in your business

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:
  • International, regional, national regulations, standards and acceptable means of compliance (AMCs)
  • The current cyber threat landscape and its evolutions in aviation
  • Overview of Airline, Airport, ATC, Aircraft and Drone systems
  • Vulnerability management process
  • Risk assessment and risk treatment plan
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Common threat scenarios and attack methods in aviation and associated security measures
  • Emergency Management and Incident Response
  • Cyber Security Management System in aviation organization

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline and Airport operators, ANSPs
  • Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul providers
  • IT developers, providers and cyber security specialists
  • Government and Regulators staff

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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