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April 17-18, 2024 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona

Navigating the intricacies of aviation cyber security poses a considerable challenge, given the diverse stakeholders with competing interests in an ever evolving and complex ecosystem. This workshop strives to foster knowledge dissemination, collaborative exploration of future avenues, and a dynamic learning experience, especially for scholars involved in the NSF CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program and others interested in aviation cyber security. The objectives of the envisioned workshop encompass several key facets:

  • Convening key stakeholders: The primary aim is to assemble crucial stakeholders in aviation, fostering the dissemination of the latest advancements in aviation cyber security.
  • Mapping future frontiers: Identify realms of technology, research, and development, along with recognizing education and workforce training requisites. This is designed to cultivate joint interests among academia, industry, NASA, NSF, and other agencies.
  • Empowering SFS scholar participation: Provide an immersive and hands-on experience, particularly for SFS scholars and other participants, through a competitive Capture-The-Flag (CTF) event centered on aviation cyber security. This engaging activity is geared towards enhancing practical skills and knowledge in the field.
  • Enabling aviation stakeholders: Offer stakeholders with a comprehensive understanding of the feasibility and severe consequences associated with new cyber and cyber-physical attacks within the aviation sector. The workshop aims to equip them with potential strategies to counteract these emerging threats. 

More About the Workshop

Contact Us

For questions, email
Dr. Krishna Sampigethaya

or call (928) 777-3404
When: April 17-18, 2024
Where: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona

We look forward to seeing you at the ERAU-NASA-NSF workshop on April 17-18, 2024! Please register by April 1 or sooner. If you have dietary restrictions, we request to please register as soon as possible so that we can try to accommodate your needs. Thank you!

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The workshop serves as a platform to amplify awareness of the NSF SFS program within the broader community. It facilitates student interaction with both industry and government, fostering engagement and establishing a conduit for direct student-student interaction across various SFS sites. Universities not currently affiliated with the SFS program have a chance to gain first-hand insights into its dynamics and benefits directly from the SFS community.

Moreover, the workshop will host a diverse assembly of thought leaders and experts from various stakeholders in the aviation ecosystem. Attendees, including SFS scholars and other students, can participate in sessions and talks, enhancing their understanding of the cyber security landscape in these sectors. This exposure is advantageous as they pursue career paths in a sector grappling with talent and workforce shortage.

In essence, the workshop serves as a comprehensive platform, promoting education, collaboration, and career development in the ever-evolving field of aviation cyber security. In addition, the workshop plays a role in actively addressing the real-world future challenges faced by aviation stakeholders in the realm of cyber intelligence and security. This empowerment initiative aligns with the broader mission of fortifying the aviation industry against evolving cyber threats, fostering resilience, and ensuring the continued security of critical systems.

Sponsor and Partners

This workshop has been sponsored by funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program was developed in coordination with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). We also acknowledge our partner Aviation ISAC who have supported our aviation cyber CTF efforts from 2020.