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Airports, which are officially recognised as Critical Infrastructures (CIs) are among the World's most complex and largest systems, which operate Systemsof Systems (SoS). The main purpose of airports is to transfer passengers and goods in an efficient and safe way. To achieve this, airports are extremely dependent on data, they rely on accurate and timely information for efficient operations, utilise seamless exchanges of information across integrated systems, and support real-time decision-making for the benefit of all aviation stakeholders. Thanks to improved connectivity and the increasing use of Internet of Things (IoT), airports can manage resources more efficiently, overcome irregular processes more quickly and avoid disruptions. However, increased reliance on data and increased integration also increase the risk of malicious cyber-physical attacks that disrupt airport operations.