The learning program "Security Awareness Training" is divided in three chapters including a final test. The focus is on realization of threats regarding IT systems in production and use of appropriate security measures. The learners obtain information about relevant principles for avoidance of security threats, which impair plant processes.
After working through this web-based training, you will know threats and attack surfaces of automation systems in companies. You will also know how companies generally protect themselves against these types of security risks and appropriate measures you can take as an operator or machine operator in your field of activity to recognize security threats and to protect plant operation.
The following tutorial is aimed primarily at plant operators and machine operators of automation systems in industrial environments.
Programme / Contenu
Chapter 1: Vulnerabilities of automation systems and their threat level
Hidden security risks based on an example
Effects and consequences of security violations on the daily routine of employees
Importance of security awareness in industrial plants
Potential attack surfaces
Consequences for companies of security violations involving attacks on automation systems
Chapter 2:Measures for increasing security from the company's perspective
Statutory requirements and guidelines
Risk management process
Defense-in-depth as a strategy for plant protection
Physical security measures
Technical security measures
Chapter 3: Measures for increasing security from the operator's perspective
Protection against social engineering attacks
Proper management of passwords and user accounts
Prevention of dissemination of sensitive information and data
Access protection for equipment and critical systems