Course detail: Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Aerospace Design, Engineering and Operations

This is an ITAR restricted course. Course material and discussion may involve technical data/defense services that are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or governed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5230.25, November 6, 1984,"Withholding of Unclassified Technical Data from Public Disclosure."Therefore, attendance is limited to U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20), and "protected individuals" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b (a)(3) (e.g., U.S. nationals, refugees, and asylees).

Upon arrival, all registered participants will be required to show proof of U.S. person status before being permitted entry into the course. No refunds will be provided to participants who fail to provide proof of status and are denied entry.

This course will introduce students to cyber threats and vulnerabilities that U.S. aerospace businesses face daily. Tactics used by nation-state adversaries and individual hackers to attack U.S. networks and systems will be examined, with an emphasis on new and emerging techniques. This course builds designer, engineer, and operator risk understanding by demonstrating how they should identify vulnerabilities and consequences and correlate them with threats to identify risk. Prevention techniques and countermeasures will also be identified to support individuals as they return to their respective companies, so that they may work towards implementing cybersecurity measures that better protect their company systems and networks.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify general vulnerabilities that pose a risk to their company networks, systems, programs, and machines. 
  • Conduct more effective risk assessments and recommend strategies to their companies for managing cyber risks.
  • Offer general recommendations that will strengthen the security of their company networks, systems, programs, and machines.
  • Identify new and emerging threats against which their company should plan to secure its systems in the near future.
Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for designers, developers, engineers, systems integrators, and project/program managers involved in the design and development of avionics and aerospace components and systems, as well as those involved in the support of those functions or aviation operations.

Course Fees
Early registration fee: $1,895 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration fee: $1,995 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.

U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

Certificate Track
This course is not part of a certificate track.

Classroom hours / CEUs
21 classroom hours
2.1 CEUs

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our Aerospace Short Courses, please email or call 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.
Please note: If you are attending an Aerospace Short Course onsite at your place of employment, please contact your company's training coordinator for accommodation requests.

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Course Resources
US Export Control Compliance Verification Form for ITAR Restricted Aerospace Short Course Attendance (PDF Document)
AERO0611 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

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