Process Control Cybersecurity


01 - 01 Jan, 1970



Why Attend?

This PiB online training course on Process Control Cybersecurity will tackle critical concerns pertaining to safeguarding assets within process control environments. Unlike conventional IT systems, process control assets encompass Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS), necessitating specialized protection.

Recent data reveals that three out of four organizations in the Middle East's oil and natural gas industry have encountered security breaches leading to confidential data loss or Operational Technology (OT) disruptions. A study conducted by Siemens and the Ponemon Institute underscores this. Furthermore, the report notes that nearly half of cyber-attacks targeting the OT environment remain undetected. The oil and gas sector, vital to the Middle East's economies, faces substantial risks, given that it is the focal point for nearly half of all cyberattacks in the region. The convergence of IT and OT, while beneficial, also exposes new vulnerabilities to attacks.

This PiB Process Control Cybersecurity online training course will explore:

1. Assets requiring safeguarding within Process Control
2. The Current Landscape of Industrial Security
3. The Significance of the Process Control Security Standard IEC 62443
4. Risk Evaluation and Countermeasures in Cybersecurity
5. Application Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, and Incident Response

Participate in this course to fortify your understanding and skills in Process Control Cybersecurity, mitigating potential threats and securing critical assets effectively.

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    Upon completing this PiB online training course on Process Control Cybersecurity, you will have gained the ability to:

    1. Enumerate the process control assets requiring safeguarding.
    2. Grasp the nuances of the current industrial security landscape.
    3. Identify and elucidate the principal components of the process control security standard IEC 62443.
    4. Conduct risk assessment and implement cybersecurity countermeasures.
    5. Acquire the skills for application diagnostics, troubleshooting, and incident response.

    Enroll now to enhance your proficiency in Process Control Cybersecurity and fortify your capacity to protect critical assets effectively.

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This PiB Process Control Cybersecurity training course is well-suited for a diverse group of professionals, with significant advantages for:

- Operations and Maintenance Personnel
- Process Control Operators and Engineers
- Process, Plant, and Project Managers
- Process Engineers and Managers
- Instrumentation Technicians and Engineers
- System Integrators
- IT/OT Engineers and Managers
- Industrial Facilities Personnel
- IT/OT Corporate and Security Professionals
- Plant Safety, Security, and Risk Management Personnel
- Security Personnel across all categories
- Individuals addressing cybersecurity concerns in the intricate and expanding industrial landscape

Join us to gain the expertise needed to navigate the complexities of Process Control Cybersecurity and effectively safeguard critical systems and assets.

DAY 1:
1. Introduction and Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
2. Exploring Process Control Cybersecurity
3. Understanding the Current Industrial Security Environment
4. IT and OT Distinctions and Similarities on the Plant Floor
5. Overview of Process Control
6. Industrial Communication Systems and Networks Overview
7. Unveiling Cyber-attacks: Threats, Vulnerabilities, Attacks
8. Asset Identification and Impact Assessment

DAY 2:
1. Introduction to IACS Cybersecurity Lifecycle and ISA99/IEC 62443
2. Identification & Assessment Phase
3. Design & Implementation Phase
4. Operations & Maintenance Phase
5. Limitations of Conventional IT Approaches
6. IEC 62443 Security Approach and Standards
7. Risk Analysis: Identification, Classification, Assessment
8. CAL (Cybersecurity Assurance Levels)
9. Functional Requirements according to IEC 62443

DAY 3:
1. Tackling Security Risks: Process Control Security Counter-measures
2. Antivirus and Anti-spyware Strategies
3. Firewalls and Traffic Analyzers
4. Encryption and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
5. Passwords and Authentication Systems
6. Access Control and Intrusion Detection/Prevention
7. Network Segmentation Techniques

DAY 4:
1. Application Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
2. Interpretation of Device Alarms and Event Logs
3. Early Indicators of Incidents
4. Network Intrusion Detection Systems
5. Network Management Tools
6. Decoding OS and Application Alarms and Event Logs
7. Application Management and Whitelisting Tools
8. Antivirus and Endpoint Protection Tools
9. Security Incident and Event Monitoring (SIEM) Tools

DAY 5:
1. IACS Cybersecurity Operating Procedures & Tools and Incident Response
2. Crafting IACS Management of Change Procedures
3. Tools for IACS Configuration Management
4. Developing IACS Patch & Antivirus Management and Cybersecurity Audit Procedures
5. Patch Management Tools
6. Antivirus and Whitelisting Tools
7. Audit Tools
8. Formulating IACS Incident Response Plans
9. Incident Investigation and System Recovery Techniques

Participate in this comprehensive training to acquire essential skills and knowledge in Process Control Cybersecurity and incident response.

1970 - Course Type & Date

DATE: 01 - 01 Jan, 1970

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