ICS cyber security in 2020- and the road ahead in 2021

Update (16 Oct 2020) :We have started receiving contributions/paper submissions for inclusion in this report. If you have not yet sent in your thoughts, please do so at the earliest. We will be publishing this report by end October 2020 or latest by early November 2020. A lot of exciting insights from Industry leaders and professionals will be included. The ICS Cyber security field has seen a lot of happenings this year in 2020 such as : Key ICS Cyber Security Developments 2020 1. US President Donald Trump issuing an Executive Order regarding cyber security of the bulk electric supply and power grid in May 2020. This also included among other things securing the electric power utilities from supply chain attacks (using compromised components with backdoors that can be exploited at some time in future by adversaries). This was after he extended the National Cyber emergency state in March 2020. …

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Best VFD Training Courses

Taking the right VFD Training Courses is essential to mastering this technology and getting benefits from it. These training courses should be self paced, with easy explanations using graphics and animations and should not be just a video of a guy speaking. What is this about? As you probably already know, VFD is an acronym for Variable Frequency Drives. They are used to start, control and drive mainly AC Induction motors to and have many advantages over traditional ways of motor control. The advantages of using VFDs  include the ability to soft start & stop the motor, match the torque to that what is needed for the load, control the speed of the load  and also to save energy. Just one example of energy saving, is using a VFD drive to control the pump speed (and flow) instead of running the pump (via a Direct Online or Star-Delta starter) and …

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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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Process Safety Training Workshops

Update: These process safety workshops have been replaced by self paced, e-learning courses at our online learning portal. Please check it out for free and premium online certification courses. Dec 24th,  2019– As the year 2019 draws to a close, Abhisam is pleased to announce a series of Process Safety related workshops in various cities in January and February 2020. Start the new year by attending these workshops and give your career a boost! Here is the upcoming schedule of these traditional format, classroom style training workshops. Note that however these are not comparable to workshops conducted by others because these are part of our blended learning portfolio-which means that not only do you get to attend the classroom part but you also get 24/7 access to additional online content (this is different from the e-learning XPRTU content) that helps you refresh the concepts that you learnt in the workshop, …

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Abhisam Industrial IoT Workshops in Mumbai in Aug 2018

Abhisam is pleased to announce TWO Industrial IoT  (IIoT) and Digitalization training workshops (Samurai level) in August 2018 in Mumbai. There will be two workshops (both identical, so you can attend one or the other). The first one will be on 24th and 25th Aug 2018 and the second one will be on 27th and 28th Aug 2018. These one of its kind programs will be conducted by industry experts and will cover a range of topics that everybody who works in Automation, Control Systems or Industrial Electronics MUST know.  Also earn an electronic Badge via Credly, one of the largest badge issuers in the world. (All Abhisam electronic badges conform to the new Mozilla Open Badges standard and can be added to your LinkedIN profile and/or shared online). The Industrial IoT revolution is here and if you do not come up to speed with it today, you may be …

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