Cybersecurity for Airport Executives


Welcome to the Cybersecurity for Airport Executives course.

Effectively managing cybersecurity is an important step in ensuring the well-being of the airport industry and in protecting the travelling public.

This course is designed to provide airport executives and managers with guidance and best practices on the management of cybersecurity including why cyber security is important, its potential impacts and the risk it poses to airport operators.

The course provides information on how to define and implement a cybersecurity policy and describes best practices and regulatory considerations including global aviation standards and recommended practices.

The course is intended to be non-technical and to provide an overview to airport management.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of cybersecurity for airports.
  • Describe the key elements required to establish a cybersecurity program.
  • Define a cybersecurity policy.
  • Identify key cybersecurity best practices.
  • Understand the regulatory considerations of cybersecurity in airports.
  • List a set of actions for airports considering implementing or improving their cybersecurity program.

Who Should Enrol?

  • Airport executives and managers who require a basic awareness and understanding of cybersecurity.
  • Airport IT managers and operational staff.
  • Airport managers, supervisors or team members with operations, safety, security or compliance responsibilities.
  • Airport personnel interested in a better understanding of cybersecurity at airports.

Course Content

The Cybersecurity for Airport Executives course covers the following topics:


  • Why is Cybersecurity Important for Airports?
  • Who is Responsible for Cybersecurity?
  • Cybersecurity Incident Potential Impacts.
  • Cybersecurity Threats.
  • Understanding Risk and Vulnerabilities.

Establishing a Cybersecurity Program

  • Establishing Cybersecurity Governance.
  • Defining a Cybersecurity Policy.

Implementing Cybersecurity Best Practices

  • Implementing Cybersecurity Best Practices.

Regulatory Considerations

  • Regional and National Regulation.
  • Global Aviation Standards and Recommended Practices.
  • International Cybersecurity Standards and Frameworks.
  • Advocating for Appropriate Regulation.
  • Self Governance.

Summary and Key Actions

  • Summary and Key Actions.


This course includes an integrated online assessment.

Candidates must successfully complete the assessment to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course info

  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Language: English
  • Level: Short Course
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$95.00 USD