Guidebook on Airport Cybersecurity and Incident Response

The objective of this research is to develop a guidebook that complements and expands on ACRP Report 140: Guidebook on Best Practices for Airport Cybersecurity for airports of all sizes. The guidebook will included guidelines to help airport employees and their stakeholders develop a playbook to prepare, detect, respond, and recover from all types of cybersecurity incidents. The guidebook should focus on systems that airports own and/or manage. Additionally, the updated guidebook should provide, at a minimum: a discussion of best practices that have emerged since ACRP Report 140 was published; a thorough review of ransomware attacks; an overview of emerging threat vectors; a review and analysis of new and updated policies, laws, and regulations pertinent to U.S. airports; and an overview of the current resources available to U.S. airports. It should also include an executive summary for airport leadership.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $450000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 05-03

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Griffin, Matthew

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cadmus Group, Inc.

    Waltham, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Matthews, Nick

  • Start Date: 20220816
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240215
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01779208
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 05-03
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 18 2021 9:25AM