The Industrial Cybersecurity Course covers all aspects of Industrial Cyber security.
This ICS cybersecurity course is useful for Automation, Instrumentation, Control Systems, Electrical Engineers who work with DCS/PLC/SCADA/SIS systems and also for IT Cybersecurity Professionals, who need to understand the security aspects of these systems. Out of all the training courses out there, this is the only one that covers everything at a very affordable price! The course consists of the following modules. Every module needs to be studied in order to pass the certification exam.
1. Overview of Industrial Automation & Control Systems (DCS / PLC / SCADA /SIS).
2. Basic Concepts of Cybersecurity.
3. IACS Threats, Vulnerabilities & Attacks.
4. IACS Security Standards & Practices.
5. IACS Cyber Risk Assessment & Mitigation.
6. Case Study- Stuxnet.
7. Advanced Module
8 Self Assessment
After you complete this course, you can take an online certification exam that entitles you to an electronic certificate and badge on passing. The Badge can be displayed online on places such as LinkedIn and Facebook, showcasing your skill set in Industrial Cybersecurity. This is a great way to demonstrate your capability to current and prospective clients and employers.
This course is a part of the Abhisam GOLD Membership plan and is available to all members.
Industrial Control Systems (ICS for short) refer to those Instrumentation, Control Systems and Automation systems that monitor and control industrial plants and processes such as Oil Platforms, Oil and Gas processing facilities, Power Generation plants, Chemical plants, Petrochemical manufacturing plants, textile plants, Electrical Distribution Grids, Ships, Terminal Automation Systems, Steel Plants, Pharmaceutical manufacturing and formulation plants, Food and Beverage industries, Water and Wastewater treatment plants, oil and gas pipelines, pumping stations, solar power plants, nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel reprocessing facilities and many more.
Industrial Control Systems- are they only in manufacturing plants?
No, they are not just in typical manufacturing plants only. Many of these systems are part of critical infrastructure where they are not actually recognized as “industrial” control systems, (but they actually are) and they govern a country level critical infrastructure, such as for example the sluice gates of a water dam.
Critical infrastructure also includes electrical grid and power distribution systems. These are generally controlled and monitored by SCADA systems, so SCADA security also becomes important to protect national and continental level critical infrastructure.
Hence ICS security measures also apply in such cases. It is important to use a defense in depth philosophy to ensure security.
An ICS network and control system can be one of many different types, depending on the architecture, design, primary functions and technology used. These systems include DCS (Distributed Control Systems), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems), PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), PAC (Programmable Automation Controller), SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems), ESD (Emergency Shutdown Systems) and more. Many of these industrial control systems were designed and installed in an age, where there were no security issues, hence they were cyber insecure at the design stage itself. These industrial control systems grew in size and complexity and many got interfaced to other enterprise business systems, such as ERP systems like SAP, but continued to remain insecure due to a variety of reasons. These systems are typically architected, designed and installed by Instrument Engineers, Automation Professionals or Instrumentation & Control System engineers, who are proficient in control systems but not necessarily trained in cybersecurity. Today a control system is vulnerable to cyber attacks in many ways and control system engineers need to be well aware of subjects such as ICS security and SCADA security.
These built in vulnerabilities have to be understood by these engineers and technical professionals and also by company managements to avoid risk to not only their systems themselves, but also to their plants and machinery that is controlled by these systems. This is because an attack on these systems by cyber criminals, state and non state actors, can cause catastrophic consequences such as loss of containment, asset damage and environmental disasters, not to mention possible loss of life.
In the recent past there have been many such attacks on industrial control systems and ICS networks, but they are not widely reported for a variety of reasons. The more infamous among them include Stuxnet, that was used to attack Siemens PCS and TRITON that was used to attack TRICONEX Safety Instrumented Systems.
This Industrial Cyber Security Certification course has been made with a view to make these stakeholders aware and competent to deal with these threats and secure their systems and plants from damage. Rather than attend an in-person class, this is the most convenient way to learn as everything is online.
Why you should get this course now?
Industrial Cyber security is a new and upcoming skill that many engineers and technical professionals do not have. There is a huge demand for these skills from employers and this demand will only grow in the years to come, as we see more cases of attacks on not only Industrial Control Systems themselves directly, but also via supply chain attacks.
In order that you possess these skills, you must take this Abhisam course and get certified (on passing the exam you get an electronic certificate and a badge from Abhisam as a Certified Industrial Cybersecurity Professional).
Many cybersecurity professionals are from an IT background with skills in Business Systems cybersecurity and no awareness or knowledge about Industrial Control Systems cybersecurity.
This online cybersecurity training course can be taken by either Instrumentation, Control Systems or Industrial Automation engineers, who have a good background knowledge of DCS, PLC, SCADA and other similar systems OR by experienced Information Technology related cybersecurity professionals, who wish to expand their skillset into providing security audits and related services to clients who have these Industrial Control, Automation and Safety systems.
Please note that though this course does cover information security as one of the important aspects of protecting your control system, it is not an exclusively information security course.
Why you should get this course from Abhisam?
Abhisam is the world leader in online training as well as traditional classroom type training for technical professionals in industry. We have trained thousands of engineers and technicians all over the world on all continents except Antartica.
Our learners come from Fortune 500 companies, individuals, government organizations as well as universities.
Below are listed some questions about this course.
Question: Why should I not read books instead?
There are hundreds of cybersecurity books, but very few on Industrial Cyber Security. Those are good references, but you will appreciate that reading books and understanding them is a much slower process than learning via animations, narrations and actual cases, that are shown in the training course.
You will also not get certified by reading a book.
Question: Can I not get this information online elsewhere?
Of course you can spend hours of your valuable time, surfing the internet and trying to absorb all the info out there. But you will quickly find that it saps your energy, you spend hundreds of hours of your time trying to find nuggets of useful information from multiple sources, trying to tie up all the various bits and pieces and in the end there is no guarantee that the information that you collect is useful, truthful and authentic. By taking the Abhisam Industrial Cyber Security online training course, you can learn all the important need to know stuff in a matter of a few days. The structure of the course is carefully designed to help you absorb everything in a gradual and logical manner. Lastly if you take the associated exam and pass, you get a free certification, which you can never get by merely searching for information online.
Question: We are an organization (company, university, association, etc). Can we use this course to train our employees/students/members?
Of course you can. We have special Enterprise and University pricing. If you need to record employee or student training activity and wish to get a record of their scores and certificates, then a fee will be applicable. Contact us at sales[at]abhisam.com for details.
Question: Can this course be provided in a SCORM or TinCan format for deployment on our own Learning Management System?
Yes, of course, but there will be a cost associated with this, because we will stream the course directly to your LMS server from our cloud based server. Please contact us at email@example.com for a quote.