Air Force Cadet Carson Tucker competed in a Capture the Flag competition at the Aviation Cyber Initiative Cyber Rodeo.

Credit: David Massey/Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Hackers have targeted a major airport, infiltrating systems ranging from airline kiosks and baggage trackers to air traffic control and even the avionics of an aircraft in flight. Teams work to root out the hackers, identify issues and make necessary repairs. Fortunately, this worst-case scenario…

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