The move to using open standards such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, and web technologies in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and process control networks has begun to expose these systems to the same cyberattacks that have wreaked so much havoc. Learn more in the Cybersecurity for Automation, Control, and SCADA Systems programme at Engineering Institute of Technology.
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This Cybersecurity for Automation, Control, and SCADA Systems course at Engineering Institute of Technology provides a detailed look at how the ANSI/ISA99 standards can be used to protect your critical control systems. It also explores the procedural and technical differences between the security for traditional IT environments and those solutions appropriate for SCADA or plant floor environments. This course will assist managers, system operators and industrial data communications specialists in setting up secure systems.

The programme

Topics covered include: introduction and terminology; electronic security; threat sources; understanding the current industrial security environment; how cyberattacks happen; creating a security program; risk analysis; addressing risk with security policy, organization, and awareness; addressing risk with selected security counter measures; addressing risk with implementation measures; monitoring and improving the CSMS.

If you are using any form of communication system, this course will give you the essential tools in securing and protecting your industrial networks whether they be automation, process control, PLC or SCADA based.

Exercises include:

  • Develop a business case for industrial security
  • Conduct security threat analysis
  • Investigate scanning and protocol analysis tools
  • Apply basic security analysis tools software

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction
  • Terminology, Concepts, Models and Metrics
  • Networking Basics
  • Industrial Networking and Network Security Basics
  • ICS Security Management Program

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

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Tuition Fee

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