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Masters Category - Designing for Security: A Cursory Introduction for Cybersecurity in Aerospace Education

Start Date

5-4-2021 9:00 AM

End Date

5-4-2021 9:30 AM

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Presentation

Abstract

The world is becoming increasingly digital-- the integration of communications, sensors, and data collection is becoming more and more prevalent in the Aerospace sector. Furthermore, the Aerospace sector plays a large role in connecting the world through air transportation networks, navigation satellites, information services, weather/environmental monitoring, and much more. Preventing disruptions to said networks is of utmost concern, with stability being a key factor in their construction. Recently, there has been a shift in computer science to push for security at a fundamental design level rather than a late-stage development consideration. In contrast, the Aerospace industry is only just now seeing a push to translate existing standards and implementing various cybersecurity practices. Even more troubling, many students’ first exposure to aerospace concepts in their undergraduate studies neglects to mention cybersecurity as a consideration. This paper serves as a cursory introduction of topics with the purpose of exposing the next generation of aerospace engineers to key areas where cybersecurity concepts will prove essential.

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Masters Category - Designing for Security: A Cursory Introduction for Cybersecurity in Aerospace Education

The world is becoming increasingly digital-- the integration of communications, sensors, and data collection is becoming more and more prevalent in the Aerospace sector. Furthermore, the Aerospace sector plays a large role in connecting the world through air transportation networks, navigation satellites, information services, weather/environmental monitoring, and much more. Preventing disruptions to said networks is of utmost concern, with stability being a key factor in their construction. Recently, there has been a shift in computer science to push for security at a fundamental design level rather than a late-stage development consideration. In contrast, the Aerospace industry is only just now seeing a push to translate existing standards and implementing various cybersecurity practices. Even more troubling, many students’ first exposure to aerospace concepts in their undergraduate studies neglects to mention cybersecurity as a consideration. This paper serves as a cursory introduction of topics with the purpose of exposing the next generation of aerospace engineers to key areas where cybersecurity concepts will prove essential.