Application of the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework to Aviation

Davide MARTINI • 7 November 2023
in community Cybersecurity

Application of the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework to Aviation

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has developed the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework (ECSF) as a comprehensive tool to address the growing need for cybersecurity expertise across different sectors. The ECSF provides a standardised framework for the assessment and development of cybersecurity skills, knowledge, and competences.

ECSF roles

                                                               ECSF roles

Aviation organisations might use the framework to identify and assess the cybersecurity skills and competencies required for their specific operational needs. The framework provides a common language and reference point for understanding and categorising cybersecurity roles, facilitating effective recruitment, training, and talent development strategies. It may also support the identification of skills gaps and areas for improvement, helping organisations to prioritise training programmes and investments to effectively address cybersecurity challenges.



EASA has therefore produced a document with the objective of providing a high-level case study of the application of the ECSF in aviation for the purpose of implementing and applying the Part-IS.

By adopting the ECSF and developing industry-specific cybersecurity profiles, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to upholding security standards and ensuring the robustness of their security operations. In addition, adherence to recognised cybersecurity frameworks, such as the ECSF, enables job market access to professionals coming from sectors other than aviation and vice versa, may improve an organisation's reputation and fosters trust among stakeholders.

                                                           - Application of the ECSF to Aviation

You may find the document at the end of this post.

Will you make use of the ECSF framework as a guidance to identify the cybersecurity skills needed in your organisation? Let us know in the comments below!


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