• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Manufacturing organizations rely on industrial control systems (ICS) to monitor and control their machinery, production lines, and other physical processes that produce goods. Operational Technology (OT) encompasses a broad range of programmable systems or devices that interact with the physical environment (or manage devices that interact with the physical environment). These systems/devices detect or cause a direct change through the monitoring and/or control of devices, processes, and events. This course provides guidance on how to improve the security of Operational Technology (OT) systems while addressing their unique performance, reliability, and safety requirements.

Learning Objectives


On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills required to:


  • Understand to identify typical threats to organizational mission and business functions supported by Operational Technology (OT)

  • Describe typical vulnerabilities in Operational Technology (OT)

  • Provide recommended security safeguards and countermeasures to manage the associated risks


Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Architecture