Satcom Direct (SD), the business aviation solutions provider, has bolstered its training curriculum with the addition of a newly developed Aviation CyberThreat Awareness course.
The online, self-paced program, designed for end users, delivers a comprehensive understanding of how to minimize digital risk, and ensure company compliance, by making simple changes in digital behavior and device handling.
SD has designed the course specifically for users of computers, mobile devices, networks, and internet services, including members of flight departments, operators, crew, and passengers.
The program explores how human, and technical factors, impact cyber security. Modules detail best practices for implementing data security compliance, identifying common hacking and attack methodology, and how to recognize, and mitigate, inherent vulnerabilities on the ground or in the air.
In addition, the course explores the importance of protecting data during international travel and is complemented by information relating to the use of personal digital devices before, during, and after a flight.
“The threat of cyber events continues to escalate in business aviation,” explains John Kummer, Senior VP Strategy and Programs.
“It is not a matter of if a cyber event will occur, but when, so we wanted to provide our customers with an accessible course that supports cyberthreat prevention from an aviation user and facilitator, rather than purely technological, perspective.
“With the rise of increasingly sophisticated bad actors there is a clear and present danger that all flight departments, corporate fleets, and business aviation stakeholders should be aware of.
“This course helps to clarify weak points, whether they be technical or human behavior related, and provides solutions that will strengthen data practices.”