Agenda of Presentations


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Aviation Cyber Security Training Workshop*

Monday, 10th September 2018 (14:00 - 17:30)

* Please note that there is an additional fee of EUR € 250.00 to attend this Training Workshop.

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Workshop Overview:

This training workshop covers all aspects of cyber security within aviation with a particular focus on operations, connectivity and systems security. Specifically, the threat of cyber attacks on airlines is an issue affecting aircraft and their avionics sytems, the EFB / ETL ecosystem, connectivity systems, airline IT systems and air traffic control.

During the interactive workshop, you will learn about the latest security threats, initial steps taken to thwart them and updates to regulations. You will hear industry case studies from aviation and beyond. At the end of the session, participants will have a working knowledge of how airlines and aviation companies can prepare themselves to face cyber attacks and learn about industry best practice. Participants will also be aware of how to ensure their companies are compliant according to the latest industry regulations and have the working knowledge to run a risk assessment in their own organization. The workshop will close with a Q&A session and participants are invited to send in their key questions and details of any particular cyber security problems facing their companies ahead of the session - our experts will then ensure you leave with the answers and knowledge needed to meet these challenges.

Aviation Cyber Security Training Workshop
14:00 - 15:30
  • Introductions & Course Overview

  • Cyber 101
    - Common standards, terminology and methodologies

  • The current cyber security threat landscape for Aviation
    - Learn about the most common methods of attack
    - How airlines systems are vulnerable
    - Case studies from aviation and other industries and lessons learned
    - Physical attacks

  • IT vs OT Systems
    - Gaining visibility of your cyber estate
    - Understanding OT risk

  • International Regulation and Legislation
    - An outline of global legislation, including:
         NIS Directive (EU)
         NIST Cyber Security Framework for Critical Insfrastructure (US)
         GDPR (EU)
    - What can airlines to to ensure they are compliant with regulations

15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30
  • Procurement and supplier requirements
    - Key technical questions to ask suppliers
    - What you should and shouldn't expect

  • Cyber Risk Assessment
    - How to run a cyber threat assessment at your own company
    - Understand the key questions to ask when conducting a risk assessment
    - Defining the scope of a risk assessment
    - Compensating controls and mitigations

  • Cyber hygiene, response and recovery
    - Making cyber hygiene part of your standard process
    - Creating a clear response plan and recovery strategy

  •  Key Questions and Answers
    - Participants are encouraged to send in their key questions prior to the session
    - These are answered along with any additional questions generated during the day

  • Closing Thoughts

Training Workshop hosted by: Alex Cowan, CEO, RazorSecure

All participants will be provided with course materials post-conference.

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Close of Pre-conference Aviation Cyber Security Training Workshop



Tuesday, 11th September 2018

08:45-09:00 Chairman’s Opening  
  Where are the hidden gems in connectivity, digitisation and big data?  
09:00-09:30 Revealing the hidden gems within the data Gary Mesick, Senior Manager AnalytX Data Services Organization, Boeing
09:30-10:00 What are the typical obstacles in generating and processing big data more efficiently? Willie Cecil, Business Development Director, Aircraft Data Services, Teledyne Controls
10:00-10:30 Connecting cockpit and ground. ACARS has been (really) great, but... Larry Lenamon, Director of Flight Technologies, Ultramain Systems
10:30-11:00 Connecting the ground operation Michael Muzik, Airline Consultant, Lufthansa Systems
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
  Technology overview: Enabling the data flow  
11:30-12:00 What are the technology developments on the aircraft for generating data? Jean-Marie Begis, Director, EFB and Wireless Systems, Esterline
12:00-12:30 Satcom & ATG solutions: providers, capacities and demand Robert Squire, Director, Thales Certus
12:30-13:00 IP connectivity for flight operations - making the business case Anthony Spouncer, Senior Director Global Operational Services, Inmarsat Aviation (SB-S)
13:00-13:30 High-speed flight deck connectivity and its applications Olga Wendling, Senior Manager Business Development, SITAONAIR
13:30-14:30 Lunch Break
  Technology overview: Enabling the data flow 
14:30-15:00 Dynamic aircraft connectivity systems Sean P. Reilly, Vice President Business Development, AVIONICA
15:00-15:30 Dynamic aircraft connectivity systems Gary Anderson, Business Development Director, Aviation Solutions, Rockwell Collins
15:30-16:00 Dynamic aircraft connectivity systems Blane Rockafellow, VP Product Development, SmartSky Networks
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
  Technology overview: Enabling the data flow 
16:30-17:00 On-ground connectivity and data processing systems for high volumes of aircraft data Pierre-Yves Bénain, Portfolio head e-Aircraft - Strategy & Marketing, SITAONAIR;  Nick Ward, Head of Product Management, Servitisation & User Experience for R2 Data Labs, Rolls-Royce
17:00-17:30 On-ground connectivity and data processing systems for high volumes of aircraft data Jean-Thomas Rey, Sales Manager - Data Management Solutions, SAFRAN
17:30-17:45 Chairman’s summary  
18:00-20:00 Drinks Reception



Wednesday, 12th September 2018

09:00-09:30 Utilising aircraft to optimise flight and maintenance operations Dr. Stefan Karisch, Director, Boeing Global Services Analytics
09:30-10:00 The connected aircraft Antoine Casta, Digital Business Development, Airbus
10:00-10:30 Overview of IFEC solutions Emerging companies (15-minute presentations).  Terry Bonar, CEO, Mythopoeia Holdings;  Eric van der Veen, Senior Business Consultant, ADSE Consulting & Engineering B.V.;  Martin Cunnison, Chief Commercial Officer, AirFi B.V.
10:30-11:00 Weather forecasting of the future and how the airline industry can get new benefits
David Rytter, Chief Technology Officer, AVTECH;  Bo Redeborn, Chairman of the Board, AVTECH;  Emma Connett, Transport Business Manager, Met Office
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
  IFEC Educationals: The passenger at the centre
11:30-12:00 How does this translate into the cabin? An IFEC market overview
Craig Foster, Senior Consultant and Co-Founder, Valour Consultancy
12:00-12:30 Passenger experience vs. passenger requirements
Julian Hewson, Director Sales and Strategic Accounts, Europe, Global Eagle
12:30-13:00 Passenger experience personalisation Ralph Wagner, CEO, Axinom
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
  IFEC educationals: How to secure IFEC success 
14:00-15:00 Ancillary revenue panel: Are we there yet?
Mark Kaye, Director, EMEA Advertising & Sponsorship, Global Eagle;  Ralph Wagner, CEO, Axinom;  Martin Cunnison, Chief Commercial Officer, AirFi B.V.
15:00-15:30 The advantages of strategic certification planning for a successful approach to market Dan Skibinski, Certification Manager, ALOFT AeroArchitects
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
  IFEC educationals: How to secure IFEC success 
16:00-16:30 Data security in airline operations: A case study Benjamin Nagel, Security Consultant, F-Secure
16:30-17:00 Cyber security in wireless systems Alex Cowan, CEO, RazorSecure
17:00-17:15 Chairman’s summary