• 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 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.