Cybersecurity Training for Industrial Control Systems
When: April 6th – 9th, 2020
Where: Lincoln Electric System 2620 Fairfield Street Lincoln, NE, 68501
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Who Should Attend: This training is provided specifically for personnel responsible for the oversight, design and operation of control systems. This includes operators, engineers, IT personnel, supervisors, emergency managers, and managers.
Monday, April 6th , 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Introduction to Control Systems Cybersecurity (101): The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basics of industrial control systems security. This includes a comparative analysis of IT and control system architecture, security vulnerabilities, and mitigation strategies unique to the control system domain.
Tuesday, April 7th , 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Intermediate Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems, Lecture Part 1 (201): This course provides technical instruction on the protection of industrial control systems using offensive and defensive methods. Students will understand how cyber-attacks could be launched, why they work, and mitigation strategies to increase the cybersecurity posture of their control system. Demonstrations will include the use of software tools to establish a baseline of your network(s), and to monitor and analyze its traffic.
Prerequisite: Every student attending the Intermediate Part 2 (202) course must bring a laptop computer (no tablets) with wireless capability (to connect to the exercise networks) and a minimum of 8GB of RAM. A modified Kali distribution containing additions to support classroom exercises will be used during the course. Each student must arrive with a VMware® software virtualization package (Workstation, Player, or Fusion) installed on their laptop. You must have administrator privileges to install the VM player.
Wednesday, April 8th and Thursday April 9th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
*Two courses will be presented alternately on Wednesday and Thursday, with 50 seats available for each class.
Intermediate Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems, Part 2 (202) Hands-on:
Because this course is hands-on, students will get a deeper understanding of how the various tools work. Accompanying this course is a sample process control network that demonstrates exploits used for unauthorized control of the equipment and mitigation solutions. This network is also used during the course for the many hands-on exercises that will help the students develop control systems cybersecurity skills they can apply when they return to their jobs.
Thursday, April 8th and Friday April 9th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Intermediate CyberStrike: Lessons learned and walkthrough of the Black Energy attack on the Ukraine
[No laptop required] This course offers a hands-on, simulated demonstration of a cyberattack, drawing form elements of the 2015 and 2016 cyber incidents in Ukraine. The instruction platform challenges course participants to defend against a cyberattack on the equipment they routinely encounter within their industrial control systems.
Questions: For additional information please contact Greg Hollingsead, DHS/CISA, Protective Security Advisor, at 402-981-8970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org