Date of Award

Spring 2023

Embargo Period


Access Type

Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering


Aeronautical Science

Committee Chair

Dr. Michael Demblewski


This research project examined the cyberspace domain in the United States (U.S.) aviation industry from many different angles. The research involved learning about the U.S. aviation cyberspace environment, the landscape of cyber threats, new technologies like 5G and smart airports, cybersecurity frameworks and best practices, and the use of aviation cyberspace monitoring capabilities. The research looked at how vulnerable the aviation industry is from cyber-attacks, analyzed the possible effects of cyber-attacks on the industry, and suggests ways to improve the industry's cybersecurity posture. The project's main goal was to protect against possible cyber-attacks and make sure that the aviation industry is safe and secure.