Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Advanced Training

Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Training   Looking for Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Advanced Training? Then this Abhisam course is the one that you’re looking for. Composed on several modules that include everything from Basic Concepts of Industrial Control Systems as well as Basic Concepts about cyber security, this Abhisam training course has them all. The Advanced Module of this course includes current topics such as the MITRE ATT&CK for ICS model and how you can use it to evaluate your own Industrial Control System, honeypots, using online services including  SHODAN to locate vulnerable systems and more. You even get to participate in a Red Team/Blue Team tabletop exercise known as the Abhisam Cybersecurity Thriller to have a real world experience and get to know how Industrial Control Systems cybersecurity is affected by other incidents. The recent Colonial Pipelines ransomware attack showed everybody how a cyber attack on critical …

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NIST Guide to ICS Security- Call for comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that is a part of the US Department of Commerce has invited public comments to update the existing NIST Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security, SP 800-82 Rev 2 to SP 800-82 (Rev 3). The deadline for comments is May 28, 2021. An Initial Public Draft of the update, which will be published as SP 800-82 Rev. 3, is scheduled for a late 2021/early 2022 release. The original document was published in the year 2015 and the threat landscape as well as what we refer to as Industrial Control Systems have changed drastically. What new stuff should be included in SP 800-82? NIST is aware of changes to the threat landscape regarding ICS security and also about what really can be considered as an Industrial Control System. and therefore are in the process of updating this guide. They have invited public …

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LOPA- Layer of Protection Analysis Training & Certification

LOPA Training Course Abhisam is pleased to announce that its updated LOPA Training Course,  is now available online. This is a self-paced course and can be started anytime and completed at your own convenience. Interesting animations & simulations, videos, actual real life scenarios and examples, worksheets, exercises make this one of the best LOPA training courses available anywhere! LOPA Certification The Abhisam LOPA Course is the most comprehensive course in the world. It consists of more than 10 modules, each covering an aspect of the LOPA process. After completing them you can take a Self Assessment Test so that you can evaluate your own knowledge of LOPA. It also serves as a mock LOPA Exam, so that you can better prepare for the Abhisam LOPA Certification Exam. After you complete all the LOPA Training modules, you can take the associated exam. On passing, you earn a Certificate of Competency in …

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Intrinsic Safety Training with certification

If you have been searching for a good resource to learn Intrinsic Safety online, Abhisam has a course just for this. This easy online Intrinsic Safety Training course is the easiest and most comprehensive way to learn about this subject. What is Intrinsic Safety? Intrinsic Safety is a method of explosion protection, used to prevent triggering an ignition in a hazardous area. You may be familiar with other methods of explosion protection such as the Explosionproof method. However, there are many ways of protection used to avoid explosions in hazardous areas and explosionproof is just one such method. There are many other methods such as Intrinsic Safety, Pressurization, Purging, Increased Safety and so on. Not all methods are used in all kinds of hazardous areas. However Intrinsic Safety is the only method of protection that is allowed everywhere. What is a Hazardous Area? A hazardous area is where there is …

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Cyber security – Oil and Gas industries

This paper  related to cyber security oil and gas industries, is available as a part of the Abhisam Industrial Cybersecurity report, which can be downloaded now. Author: H Sreedhar. Recent History of Automation in Oil & Gas   The Oil and Gas industry (O & G for short) has been a pioneer in embracing digital technology. It was one of the first industrial sectors to transition to Distributed Control Systems(DCS), from analog electronic control equipment and pneumatic instruments. This transition started in a big way, about 35 years ago, when DCS were a “hi-tech” thing.   O & G is still a tech pioneer, in the era of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial IoT. It quickly embraced concepts like the Digital Oilfield. However, this has led to newer problems related to security. The development of digital control systems and the networking, particularly with the internet, has led to increased risk …

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ICS cyber security training becomes exciting

Now ICS cyber security training has become more exciting than ever. Abhisam has added an assignment module in the Industrial Cybersecurity training program, where enrolled learners take part in an exciting thriller. Background As you know this training program leads to industrial control systems security certifications that you must have, in today’s industrial automation world. Plant Owners, process licensors, utility companies, engineering design consulting companies, EPC contractors and even regulatory authorities have started insisting on plant industrial automation and control systems, as well as safety instrumented systems to be designed in such a manner as to ensure cybersecurity. Cyber attacks on plants and facilities are growing and because these control and automation systems control physical assets (cyber-physical systems), it is all the more critical to ensure that the bad guys cannot break into them and cause havoc. Many of these organizations therefore insist that engineers and specialists, including IT professionals …

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ICS Security training course gets advanced module

Abhisam is pleased to announce that the popular ICS security training course, which is available as an e-course online, will now have an advanced module that can be accessed by all current learners and GOLD members. This will have many sub modules such as concepts of Kill Chains, the MITRE ATT&CK framework for ICS, Honeypots for Industrial Automation and Control systems and more. Cybersecurity is a growing concern for all companies and organizations worldwide. However not many people are aware that IT security and OT Security are two different disciplines. IT security is what is done to make business IT systems secure (think banks, credit card unions or travel portals). OT stands for Operations Technology. Hence OT security refers to those systems that are used in manufacturing plants, storage terminals and similar to control processes and keep them safe. OT systems are primarily Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS for …

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Learn HAZOP and CHAZOP. Get Certified.

Update: Please take the online self paced, HAZOP online  course in e-learning format now, instead of the workshop, as we have suspended the physical presence workshops in view of the pandemic. If you have already completed the training, then you can upgrade yourself to the next level by qualifying as a HAZOP Leader here. Feb 24, 2020– Abhisam is pleased to announce that the next batch of its popular HAZOP and CHAZOP Training workshop will be conducted on 13th and 14th March 2020 at Thane (near Mumbai), India. This is the latest version of this training workshop and will be led by experts with over two decades of experience in industry and conducting as well as auditing many safety studies. This is the only training workshop on HAZOP and CHAZOP that incorporates several actual cases, so that the participants get an intensive hands on experience of participating in real life …

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Cyber Security Training Online

The best way to get Cyber Security Training online for Industrial Control Systems (ICS), is via Abhisam’s new Industrial Cybersecurity e-learning course. If you are an engineer or technical professional who is working in areas of Instrumentation, Control Systems, Automation or Safety in any kind of industry, then you must understand and be competent in ICS Security. Industrial Control Systems (ICS for short) are used extensively in all kinds of industries and sectors today, not just in manufacturing. You can find these kind of control and automation systems in oil fields, power generation plants, water distribution networks, gas distribution pipelines, waste water treatment plants, building automation systems and more. These systems may be DCS (Distributed Control Systems), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems), SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems) or PC based control systems. These could also be specialized systems such as HIPPS (High Integrity Pressure Protection …

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Abhisam Industrial IoT workshop in Pune in Sep 2018

Abhisam is excited to announce its fourth Pune workshop in September 2018 (7th and 8th Sep 2018)! After a slew of workshops in Mumbai and Pune, we will have the next Industrial IoT and Digitalization workshop in Pune on 7th and 8th Sep 2018. This Level 2 (Samurai) workshop will be a deep dive into the new Industrial Internet of Things and Digitalization technology that will revolutionize all industrial sectors. One of the myths perpetrated by many entities (incumbent automation vendors, engineering consultants and so on), about IIoT and Digitalization in plants such as oil and gas installations, petroleum refineries, chemical manufacturing plants, pharmaceutical bulk drug or formulation plants, power generating plants, mining sites, discrete parts manufacturing, autombile parts plants and so on is that they will not be impacted much because there are already digitized. This is actually a half truth. Just having some microprocessor based instruments that show …

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