IC33 Assessing the Cybersecurity of New or Existing IACS Systems

Through an agreement with the International Society of Automation (ISA), aeSolutions is proud to offer a variety of Industrial Cybersecurity courses.

The first phase in the IACS Cybersecurity Lifecycle (defined in ISA 62443-1-1) is to identify and document IACS assets and perform a cybersecurity vulnerability and risk assessment in order to identify and understand the high-risk vulnerabilities that require mitigation. Per ISA 62443-2-1 these assessments need to be performed on both new (i.e. greenfield) and existing (i.e. brownfield) applications. Part of the assessment process involves developing a zone and conduit model of the system, identifying security level targets, and documenting the cybersecurity requirements into a cybersecurity requirements specification (CRS).

This course will provide students with the information and skills to assess the cybersecurity of a new or existing IACS and to develop a cybersecurity requirements specification that can be used to document the cybersecurity requirements the project.

You Will Be Able to:
Identify and document the scope of the IACS under assessment
Specify, gather or generate the cybersecurity information required to perform the assessment
Identify or discover cybersecurity vulnerabilities inherent in the IACS products or system design
Organize and facilitate a cybersecurity risk assessment for an IACS
Identify and evaluate realistic threat scenarios
Identify gaps in existing policies, procedures and standards
Establish and document security zones and conduits
Prepare documentation of assessment results

You Will Cover:
Preparing for an Assessment
Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment
Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
Cyber Risk Assessments
Conducting Cyber Risk Assessments
Documentation and Reporting
And more...

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:
Critiquing system architecture diagrams
Asset Inventory
Gap Assessment
Windows Vulnerability Assessment
Capturing Ethernet Traffic
Port Scanning
Using Vulnerability Scanning Tools
Perform a high-level risk assessment
Creating a zone & conduit diagram
Perform a detailed cyber risk assessment
Critiquing a cybersecurity requirements specification

Who Should Attend:
Control systems engineers and managers
System Integrators
IT engineers and managers industrial facilities
IT corporate/security professionals
Plant Safety and Risk Management

Recommended Prerequisite:
ISA Course IC32 or equivalent knowledge/experience.


🏢 Onsite, Instructor-Led

Virtual, Instructor-Led


🏢 Houston - 5/5/21 - 5/7/21


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Greenville, South Carolina
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