Despite the advantages of electronic flight bags (EFB), passenger entertainment and email access during flights, and the ability to access aircraft repair manuals electronically, computer interconnectivity throughout aviation has opened the aviation sector to cyber-attacks that could impact flights, data, and safety. This two-day seminar is intended to introduce aviation professionals to the need to implement cyber security throughout commercial aviation including the supply chain. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of how the aviation industry is interconnected by computers and information technology along with managing those risks of cyber connectivity
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
This course is designed for individuals in the aviation industry who would benefit from learning how to apply principles associated with Cyber Security. Aerospace engineers, airline and airport security management, IT developers, service providers, and government and regulator staff would gain advanced and current knowledge about cyber security in aviation.
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
With over 20 years in aviation engineering, production support, research, manufacturing assistance, and policy and more than 10 years in cyber security, Kirsten Koepsel has a unique view when examining the intersection of commercial aviation and cyber security. Her ten-plus years in the defense industry included working in different areas of aviation manufacturing: the design phase for advanced programs such as the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) as well as designing and executing mechanical and physical tests of materials for the NASP, day-to-day production support including design and management of internal independent research and development programs for high-temperature and metallic material and quality control support for the F-16. As part of the National Institute of Standards and Technologies Manufacturing Extension Program, she assisted small manufacturers with improving manufacturing processes and reducing their environmental footprints. For several years, she has updated a chapter that looks at different cyber attack modes and statistics on cyber crime for Data Security and Privacy Law. For over 10 years she monitored issues, policies, and regulations and advocated positions on intellectual property rights, including counterfeiting, management, protection and enforcement of data rights, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer software, open source software and standards for an aerospace trade association in Washington D.C. Ms. Koepsel received her L.L.M. and J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center in New Hampshire. She earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Tennessee and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in microbiology and grain science from Kansas State University.