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Basics of Cybersecurity in the factory automation (ST-SECFAB)

  • The training provides an overview of protection concepts against current cyber threats in industry and how industrial plants and machines can be effectively protected using a comprehensive approach. The participants should learn how and which security measures can be implemented using concrete examples using the security portfolio of Siemens Digital Industries (DI).


  • In the course, participants acquire knowledge of which countermeasures and portfolio elements can be used to protect industrial plants and machines against cyber threats.
Type Face-to-face training
Duration 2 days
Language mu

Target Group

  • Machine builders, system integrators, plant operators
  • Cybersecurity Officers, those responsible for cybersecurity
  • Project manager, project staff
  • Technologists
  • Project planners, programmers
  • Commissioning engineer


  • Awareness and understanding of cyber security threats & risks for industrial production facilities
  • Demonstration of security concepts, standards and best practices adapted and optimized for the industry based on use cases and by using the automation portfolio of Siemens Digital Industries.
  • How the integrated security functions in the DI Security Portfolio can be configured and used in combination with a holistic security concept.
  • What does the Defense in Depth security concept include?
  • Getting started with user administration with TIA Portal
  • Controller security – System integrity for SIMATIC Controllers
  • An introduction to authentication and encryption mechanisms
  • Secure communication mechanisms of the SIMATIC CPU S7-1500
  • Network security – the cell protection concept and the implementation of remote maintenance access
  • Plant security – physical and organizational security measures


  • Basic knowledge about industrial automation
  • Basic knowledge about industrial communication


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