Instructor: Remzi Seker, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Outline: Evolution of aviation systems is at a milestone. Aviation industry utilizes computing at a faster rate than ever before. Aside from the computing elements used on an aircraft and onboard avionics, the ground systems immensely benefit from use of more computing. As the number of “features” built into the aviation ecosystem grows, the convergence of computation, communication, and control increases. There are airports that use networking in their ground operations. As time progresses and new systems roll out, an aircraft becomes extension of a network.

The convergence of computing, communication, and control in aviation ecosystem creates a challenge that is relatively new for the aviation community: cybersecurity. This tutorial will survey basics of avionics, cover some elements of current and upcoming aviation systems and protocols, and touch upon cybersecurity challenges associated with these systems.

About the Instructor: Dr. Seker is a Professor of Cybersecurity and the Director of the Cybersecurity and Assured Systems Engineering (CyBASE) Center at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.