This course is about the aviation and Internet infrastructures, and various policies that have been developed to help guide and strengthen their cybersecurity programs. The aviation and Internet infrastructures are also considered “lifeline infrastructure” as part of the transportation and communications sectors. In the USA, both subsectors are overseen by the Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate which manages the DHS National Infrastructure Protection Program. SSA responsibility for the aviation subsector is shared between the Transportation Security Administration and Federal Aviation Administration under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Transportation respectively. The Department of Homeland Security retains sole responsibility as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Internet subsector.
This module will examine both the aviation and Internet lifeline infrastructure subsectors, and elements and application of the Transportation Roadmap and CARMA.
Organisation : University of Colorado
May 2020 self-paced – Length : 4 weeks
Language : English
Platform : coursera
Effort : 15 hrs for this single course
Price : free auditing (no certificate) or monthly subscription with a free trial period (7 days), certificate of completion
Prerequisites : basic knowledge in informatic systems and concepts
This course is part of the specialized program “Homeland Security and Cybersecurity”, which contains the following 4 courses:
- Homeland Security and Cybersecurity – what it is about (15 hrs)
- Cybersecurity Policy for Water and Electricity Infrastructures (15 hrs)
- Cybersecurity Policy for Aviation Infrastructures (15 hrs)
- Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Future (15 hrs)
The course content is about Policy of aviation and internet cybersecurity, the approach is more historical-oriented than practical. Together with the 3 other courses of the specialized program it allows to get an overview of the infrastructure security concepts in the USA. According to me, the given examples and presented facts have to be updated and to take into consideration new technologies and threats.
The video lessons are presented by Richard White, assistant research professor at University of Colorado. Optional resources: videos and lectures, free exercises, discussions, graded quizzes (2 per module), graded homework projects (1 per module). Requirements for obtaining a course certificate: score > 80% for the quizzes, score =100% for the homework project. Personal score was 95%.