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Industrial Control Systems for Cybersecurity Professionals - Hands-on

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This course presents the fundamentals of industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) to cybersecurity professionals. Students receive hands-on experience with PLCs, SCADA, sensors/transmitters, calibrators, piping and instrumentation diagrams, and more – helping students understand not just how industrial control systems work, but how OT professionals view the world. Presented against a light backdrop of cybersecurity, it is an ideal course for security analysts, intelligence analysts, cybersecurity managers, and IT professionals.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the basic history of industrial automation
  • Describe basic control theory
  • Identify common industrial processes
  • Identify various components of industrial control systems
  • Identify various types of I/O
  • Recognize various operating principles for industrial sensors
  • Identify various industrial lifecycles
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of industrial environments
  • Recognize the application of cybersecurity concepts to OT systems

Hands on activities:

  • Wire a PLC
  • Interface with PLC programming software
  • Program a PLC using ladder logic
  • Calibrate a transmitter
  • Describe control variable types
  • Create SCADA diagram
  • Create a control loop
  • Tour an industrial facility

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