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Online-Training - 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 Online-Training
Duration 2 days
Language en

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


  • This course is a purely theoretical course. The exercises are discussed by the trainer and are used for independent learning after the course.