SHEBOYGAN – The family of Terry Kohler is honoring his lifelong commitment to aviation with an ongoing educational lecture series on the topic of aviation cybersecurity.

The first Terry J. Kohler Aviation Cybersecurity Symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin, N6191 Resource Drive, Sheboygan Falls.

The goal of the program is to create an ongoing lecture series that brings useful information to CEOs, lawyers, and pilots of corporate flight departments, government agency flight departments and regulatory compliance professionals, according to Jeff Kohler, a nephew of the late Terry Kohler.

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“This is a big, ambitious idea, but we believe that this topic of aviation cybersecurity has the potential to unify many companies in the goal of developing a common language of safety,” Jeff Kohler said in an email.

The lectures will provide insight into how organizations can protect aircraft from cyberattacks and to proactively manage safety risks inherent in today’s highly automated aircraft.

The goal of the symposium is to attract a major aerospace manufacturer to the Sheboygan area.

The event is free and open to the public. Organizers ask that patrons who plan to attend RSVP by calling 630-747-8962. Donations to the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin are accepted in lieu of an event fee.

The following speakers will be featured at the symposium:

  • Emanuel Gross, University of Haifa, Israel. Gross is a renowned international professor of law, distinguished military judge and expert on terrorism and the law, who will discuss current issues in aviation cybersecurity from an international law perspective.
  • Soma G….