Cyber Security for Automation, Control, and SCADA Systems (IC32E)
CEU Credits: 2.1
ISA’s CyberU online instructor-led training courses offer the benefit of a high quality ISA training course with the added advantage of studying at your own pace in the office, at home, or while traveling.
This online course utilizes online training modules, additional text materials, online evaluations, and e-mail discussions. Students will have access via email to an instructor and an opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions with the instructor and other class participants.
This CyberU course runs for seven (7) weeks. You will have access to seven online modules for the web/audio sessions. Each module takes approximately 60 minutes. Your course syllabus will guide you through the course modules and provide assignments and the schedule for the live Q&A sessions.
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 on corporate information systems. This course 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.
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Each course modules has been pre-recorded by your instructor so that you can access on your schedule. Each module is a web/audio session that takes approximately 60 minutes.
Week/Module 1: Defining Industrial Cyber Security
Covers the concepts of physical, operational, and electronic security; and defines CyberSecurity as it relates to industrial automation and control systems
Week/Module 2: Risk Assessment
Covers the concept of risk and how safety plays a part in assessing possible consequences from a cyberattack
Week/Module 3: Threats and Vulnerabilities
Covers "social engineering" and how outsiders gather information to enable attacks and to physically enter your secured areas
Week/Module 4: Security Policies, Programs, and Procedures
Covers the creation and deployment of policies, standards, and procedures and how they are a critical aspect of a security program
Week/Module 5: Understanding TCP/IP, Hackers, and Malware
Covers the basics of the IP networking architecture and how computers are addressed and how IP delivers information to computers and TCP/UDP to complete the delivery to specified applications using port numbers
Week/Module 6: Technical Countermeasures
Covers the technical countermeasures and technology that can be employed to protect your systems, detect and remove malware, and block hacking attempts; and explains the technologies such as firewalls, proxy servers, VPN, and VLAN and how they relate to industrial automation systems
Week/Module 7: Architectural & Operational Strategies
Covers ways to segment and isolate your process automation systems in order to increase their reliability and CyberSecurity
Features of ISA CyberU online course:
Online Pre-recorded Course Modules
Your instructor has pre-recorded each course module so that you can access the course presentations on your schedule. Each module is a web/audio session that takes approximately 60 minutes.
Ask the Expert
Interact with your expert instructor via email throughout the course and through scheduled live Q&A sessions. You can expect a reply to your email within 24 hours. This email address is active during the entire course duration.
The Q&A sessions provide an opportunity for you and your classmates to speak one-on-one with the instructor. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course material and interact with your fellow classmates.
You will be invited to subscribe to a course listserve that includes course participants. You can use this listserve to post questions and share experience relevant to the course with other class members.
Course Assignments and Exams
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