Adjunct Faculty, Online Course MSAC 515: Foundations of Aviation Cybersecurity, College of

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Security Studies, Vocational & Technical Fields, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus is currently hiring adjunct faculty to teach MSAC 515: Foundations of Aviation Cybersecurity.

Course Description

This course examines how cybersecurity impacts the entire aviation ecosystem that includes the supply chain, manufacturing, maintenance, airports, and aircraft. Cyber threats to commercial airplanes, unmanned aircraft (drones), air traffic control, and aerospace will also be analyzed. The course will discuss the threats to aviation security and the recommended mitigations of those threats. Humans play a critical role in cybersecurity. They can be the weakest point of the attack or the first line of defense. This course will examine the role of humans in aviation cybersecurity. It will also review regulations and best practices in aviation cybersecurity and discuss how to incorporate them into an operational plan of securing aviation systems.


Applicant Qualifications

A minimum of a Doctorate degree in discipline is required (please see list of acceptable disciplines below), as well as relevant industry experience from within the last 7 years.

Applicable Professional Certification
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
  • CompTIA Security+
Desired Professional Training or Experience

Specific industry, military or university training, or experience in aviation cybersecurity or general cybersecurity development or operations.

Degrees Within the Teaching Discipline
  • Cybersecurity and related cyber disciplines
  • Engineering (Aerospace/Aeronautical, Astronautical/Computer/Electrical)
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology and related information disciplines
  • Science (Aerospace, Astronautical, Aeronautical)

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