Course Detail: CBR-1010 - Exploring the Internet of Things (IoT)


In this course, we will explore all aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT). You may be asking why the Internet of Things (IoT) is included in an Aviation Cybersecurity course of study. IoT is based on processors, sensors, and actuators that are embedded in a wide variety of physical devices and are linked and communicate through the Internet, wired, and wireless networks. There are many billions of IoT devices in the world today embedded in buildings, homes, cars, planes, energy systems, personal devices, and more. Unfortunately, due to several reasons that we will discuss, many of these IoT devices have poor security and are unable to prevent cybersecurity attacks. It is this connectivity and vulnerability that make the study of IoT so crucial in aviation cybersecurity. As we will discuss in the course, IoT devices are used in several ways in the aviation industry, including aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, tracking of passengers and luggage, passenger entertainment, building maintenance, avionics, and more.

In this course, students will examine the elements that comprise the Internet of Things (IoT), including its history, the technology used to build connected devices; how the devices communicate; and how they store and share data. Students will review the various functions that comprise the IoT architecture, their applications, and their impact. The course will also examine the cybersecurity vulnerabilities, threats, and attacks against IoT systems as well as strategies to use in securing IoT devices and systems. The course will also include the review of the specific vulnerabilities, threats, and attacks against the aviation IoT infrastructure.

This course will consist of 6 Modules:
  • Module 1 - Course Introduction and Overview and the History of the Internet of Things
  • Module 2 - Understanding Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Module 3 - IoT Architecture and Applying the IoT Architecture
  • Module 4 - IoT Vulnerabilities and Attack Vectors and Securing IoT Systems
  • Module 5 - The Future of IoT
  • Module 6 - Course Summary & Key Points

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to provide a strong foundation in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the cybersecurity risks associated with IoT devices. It is designed for those students interested in learning more about how IoT impacts aviation cybersecurity. It is intended both for students new to the study of cybersecurity and the more experienced cybersecurity professional who is interested in learning more about aviation cybersecurity.

Course Objectives

  • Examine the history and core functions of the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Describe the characteristics of cyber-physical systems.
  • Evaluate the design and implementation of the IoT Architecture.
  • Analyze cybersecurity vulnerabilities, threats, and attack methods related to IoT systems.
  • Apply operational cybersecurity defense principles in the prevention and mitigation of IoT attacks.
  • Apply IoT concepts, architecture, and cyber-security risks to the aviation industry.
  • Assess the future of IoT systems.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional communication skills.

Course Information

This is a 100% online asynchronous instructor facilitated course with no scheduled class times. This course is web-based with no additional software required, reliable internet connection is recommended. Course must be completed by the scheduled end date. A digital printable certificate is available upon the successful completion of this course. Printed certificates are mailed for complete programs only.

A brochure of all of our aviation cybersecurity courses is available here:  Aviation Cybersecurity Brochure 

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