Embry-Riddle graduate students mitigating cybersecurity risks.

Master of
Aviation Cybersecurity

The Master of Aviation Cybersecurity provides the skills to identify and mitigate cybersecurity risks in today's high-tech aviation industry.

About the Master of Aviation Cybersecurity

In recent years, information belonging to hundreds of millions of aviation customers has been stolen in cyber attacks. Embry‑Riddle offers the Master of Aviation Cybersecurity (MAC) to both define and lead the field of aviation cybersecurity. The MAC program spans the diverse, interconnected aviation ecosystem that includes avionics, in-flight entertainment systems, air traffic management systems, aviation maintenance systems, uncrewed aerial systems and aerospace operations. 

Students are taught the fundamentals of the aviation industry, such as air transport systems and aviation maintenance, and establish a solid foundation to understand the aviation ecosystem. Students then learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity and cyber risk management and apply them to mitigate cybersecurity risks in the aviation industry. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to anticipate, identify and neutralize cyber threats, ensuring the safety and trust of millions of passengers worldwide. 

Student Learning Outcomes

What you will learn while pursuing an online aviation cybersecurity degree: 

  • Analyze cybersecurity risks within the aviation/aerospace ecosystem.  
  • Develop effective cybersecurity mitigation strategies specific to the aviation/aerospace ecosystem.
  • Evaluate the air transportation ecosystem impacts.
  • Examine the impact of operation technology on aviation/aerospace supply chains, maintenance and operations. 

Aviation Cybersecurity Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Embry-Riddle graduates are prepared to enter the cybersecurity industry, often securing roles in aviation operations, air traffic management, aviation supply chain management and aviation maintenance. 

Graduates of the online aviation cybersecurity degree often secure roles with leading aviation companies such as: 

  • The U.S. Government
  • Global Systems Technologies
  • Northrop Grumman
  • The MITRE Corporation 

Aviation Cybersecurity Salary Information

As of 2023, graduates with a master’s degree in cybersecurity tend to receive competitive salaries, with an average income of $95,000 annually.  


About Aviation Cybersecurity at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Master of Aviation Cybersecurity at Embry‑Riddle’s Worldwide Campus prepares graduates to undertake cybersecurity leadership roles in the aviation industry. It examines cybersecurity in the context of the complex and interconnected nature of the aviation and aerospace ecosystem.  

This program is for working professionals in the aviation industry who have cybersecurity leadership responsibilities. It is designed for students who have a basic understanding of computers and information technology. Graduates will understand the technical concepts behind aviation technology risks and be able to communicate them to both technical and non-technical audiences effectively. 

Aviation Cybersecurity Information

  • Credits: 30 
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online, EagleVision Virtual Classroom or see if a Worldwide location is close to you 

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