Center for Cybersecurity

As the world's premier aviation and aerospace institution, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's research capacity in cybersecurity has expanded tremendously to now include emphasis in related fields such as aerial systems, aeronautical navigation and avionics, network security and forensics, and applied cryptography.

The field of cybersecurity is facing continual growth. Embry-Riddle Worldwide has undertaken efforts to address this need through advancing curricular offerings in addition to long-standing research efforts looking at areas from the vulnerability of mobile devices and unmanned aerial systems (drones) to cloud computing security and eHealth privacy.

In addition to our research, the Worldwide Campus has successfully integrated cybersecurity concepts throughout the multidisciplinary curriculum.

For example, our Bachelor of Science in Technical Management degree features a cybersecurity focus that meets the highest educational standards required for the CAE designation. The program has robust enrollment and is recognized for student support resources, including the development of online curriculum that provides flexibility and accessibility to veterans and active-duty military.

Those types of perks helped lead the Worldwide Campus to a No. 1 ranking for Online Bachelor's Programs as well as in Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.

With a strong commitment to teaching excellence, innovative engagement practices for cybersecurity students, a broad and far-reaching research agenda, and a large eligible student population, Embry-Riddle Worldwide is an ideal choice to develop future cyber leaders. 

The Bachelor of Science in Technical Management degree is designed to prepare students for a variety of managerial/supervisory positions in today’s business environment. The program will teach students how to think critically, and to employ applied research and problem-solving skills to evaluate, manage, and improve business processes. The Technical Management degree combines courses in management, business information systems, and project management into one degree.

The Information Security major is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in Information Systems. The curriculum focuses on addressing these information security needs in the marketplace. Students completing this program can apply for a broad range of IT-related positions, such as security analyst, security auditor, security consultant, security risk assessor, security manager, information technology manager, information security officer, security trainer, and security systems designer.

Information Security Major
MGMT 386 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security  3
Select six of the following:  18
MGMT 387 Managing Risk in Information Systems  
MGMT 388 Systems Forensics, Investigation and Response  
MGMT 389 Information Assurance and Information Quality  
MGMT 401 Information Security Policies  
MGMT 402 Legal Issues in Information Security  
MGMT 403 IT Audit and Control  
MGMT 404 Business Continuity & Disaster Recover Planning  
Total Credits  21

For more information, visit the Bachelor of Science in Technical Management page in the catalog.

Positioned under the College of Business and the guidance of Dr. Robert T. Jones, the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Campus Center for Cybersecurity has an advisory board of academic, corporate and government representatives who provide advice and guidance on the center’s annual and strategic plans and performance. 

For more information, contact Dr. Robert T. Jones at wwgrants@erau.edu or by calling 800-522-6787.

As a unit of Information Technology, the mission of IT Security Services (ITSS) is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the university's information assets. To accomplish this mission, we leverage a variety of technological and human resources, and work with other IT units and customers across the University.

We also assist with cybersecurity-related inquiries and investigations, and provide documentation available in the form of knowledge base articles. You can contact our security team directly with specific questions, or to request a security evaluation. To report an information security incident, please send an email to IT Support.

You may also report an incident via phone:

Worldwide (United States)  866-227-8325 
Worldwide (International)   +1-386-226-6990

If you suspect a system has been compromised, please take the following steps:

  • Do NOT attempt to investigate the incident yourself.
  • Do NOT power off the computer.
  • Immediately STOP work on the system and do NOT open or close any applications.
  • Disconnect the computer from the network by unplugging the network cable or disabling the wireless adapter.
  • Using a different computer, report the incident via email or by phone.

Other Resources

Embry-Riddle faculty are dedicated to ground-breaking, basic, and applied cybersecurity research. As an increasing majority of the US population accesses the internet daily, cybersecurity is increasingly important in life.  Research conducted at Embry-Riddle aims to utilize university resources to combat ever-changing threats to our security.

Research Themes

  • Resilient Adversary-Tolerant Systems
  • Malware and Malware Infrastructure Analysis
  • Cybersecurity Assessment and Vulnerability
  • “Internet of Things”
  • UAS
  • Cryptography

Research Application Areas

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Interconnected and Autonomous Systems
  • Mobile Platforms and Communications
Robert T. Jones, Ph.D.

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