Course Detail: SGC-1102 - Foundations of Aviation Cybersecurity Leadership and Technical Management (ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS) [In-Person]

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A foundational course in aviation cybersecurity for those with either a leadership background in security, cybersecurity, safety, or technical management responsibilities.  By the end of the 40-hour course, attendees will have actionable competencies they will be able to apply in their workplace. Both the Leadership and the Technical Management tracks will be covered.

To see available sessions and register, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Who Should Attend

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  • Mid-level management to C-level executives at airlines
  • Airport operators
  • Regulatory Compliance personnel
  • Air Navigation Services personnel

Learning Objectives

To better understand the concepts and processes of aviation cybersecurity, participants can attend both the Leadership track and the Technical Management track. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have an understanding of:

Modules Modules 1-8:

  • How technology underpins all aviation systems and how technology is connected
  • Interdependencies between aviation safety and cybersecurity
  • Why and how adversaries attack systems, using examples and working through attack phases
  • Identifying and scoping cybersecurity critical systems within aviation
  • Regulatory and legal considerations of aviation cybersecurity
  • The importance and value of aviation cybersecurity culture

Modules 9-16: Leadership Track

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  • Cybersecurity governance and oversight
  • Cybersecurity risk management and assessment
  • Managing supply chain risk
  • Information sharing
  • Staff awareness and training
  • Organizational resilience and incident response

Modules 17-24: Technical Management Track

  • Identity and access management
  • Data Security
  • System Security
  • Resilient networks and systems

Modules 25-28:

Participants will gain an understanding of the value and elements of practical exercises by participating in the course Tabletop Cybersecurity Incident Exercise. This exercise uses an aviation-based scenario, combining both leadership and technical aspects of cybersecurity. The exercise brings together all the elements in the course and puts into practice the course learning outcomes. The Tabletop exercise also provides a real-world example of how such exercises are utilized as practical learning tools for any organization.


See full course agenda.

ICAO Reference Material  

  • Annex 17 (Section 4.9)
  • ICAO Global Aviation Security Plan
  • ICAO Aviation Security Manual, Doc 8973
  • ICAO Aviation Cybersecurity Strategy
  • ICAO Cybersecurity Action Plan
  • Air Traffic Management Security Manual, Doc 9985

Course Information

This is an in-person instructor-facilitated course with scheduled class times.
Printed certificates are given out or emailed upon completion of the course.
For payment by bank transfer, please contact

The course fee is $2200. If you register up to one month prior to the start of the course, the early bird course fee is $2000. A 19% Value Added Tax will be assessed when the course takes place in Germany.

The course fee is due in full upon registration either via credit card payment or via an invoice.

Important: Please note that it is always safest to purchase a refundable airplane ticket in the event a course gets cancelled. Embry-Riddle will not assume responsibility for penalty dues incurred through cancelled airplane and/or hotel reservations.

Please email re visa questions and for an overview of indirect cost for your budget calculations.

 Session Information: W1224-SGC1102-F1

Schedule: Every day, starting on 12/09/24 and ending on 12/13/24
Times: 09:00am-05:00pm EST
Early Bird Price : $2000.00

Additional Information

Full payment of the course fee is required to be officially registered for any Professional Education course. A 100% refund for all withdrawals or transfers made three or more business days (Monday - Friday) before the first day of class is available. 0% refund for all withdrawals or transfers made the day class begins or anytime following. In rare instances, classes with low enrollment may be canceled. We will make every effort to notify you of changes or cancellations. In the event of a cancellation or change by us, we will provide the student with a 100% refund or transfer to an equivalent class. For questions please contact the Europe Campus by email at or by phone at +49/69/27229676+49/69/27229676.

Facility Detail

Prescott Campus
ERAU Prescott, AZ Campus - Department of Cyber Intelligence and Security
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301