Cyber Security / Automation & IT

aeSolutions Develops ISA Cybersecurity Training

By Chemical Processing Staff

Aug 10, 2016

Working with the International Society of Automation (ISA) over the past year, aeSolutions develops its new ISA/IEC 62443-based cybersecurity training and certificate program. The program is designed to help professionals involved in industrial IT and industrial control systems improve their understanding of and acquire a command of the principles covered in the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards. These standards apply to all key industry sectors and critical infrastructure, providing students with the knowledge to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in industrial automation and control systems.

The entire program consists of four training courses. The fundamentals course is two days in length. Additional three-day courses take deeper dives into risk assessment, design and maintenance. All courses reportedly include extensive high-quality hands-on labs. After attending each course, students may take an exam to demonstrate their command of the material. Students taking all four courses, and passing all four exams, can use the title ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Expert.

In addition to the training materials, the aeSolutions’ industrial cybersecurity team created exercises to take students from a variety of backgrounds and introduce them to technology such as passive and active vulnerability scanning, intrusion detection, network monitoring, industrial firewalls, white listing, secure remote access, PLC configuration management and system hardening.

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