National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

An introduction to information technology, emerging cybersecurity trends, application, physical, personal, mobile/wireless security, internet vulnerabilities and cyber risk assessment. Additional topics reviewed are utility organizations and operating principles, general understanding of critical infrastructure, and protection of utilities against a cyber attack. Governing laws and regularity agencies protecting the critical infrastructure.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the landscape of cybersecurity threats and explain common attack vectors.
  • Identify the best practices of information security in defending against cyber threats and protecting assets.
  • Explain the best practice methods for establishing personal information security awareness.
  • Analyze the importance of physical, network, mobile/wireless, and applications level security.
  • Examine the steps involved in an information security risk assessment.
  • Describe the fundamental elements of the utilities sector, the role of the digital process monitoring and control systems.
  • Identify threat vectors in the utility industry.
  • Describe the laws and regulations that govern electric power utilities.
  • Describe cybersecurity best practices as applied to the utilities industry.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.