CS 100 – IEC 62443 – Automation Cybersecurity Analysis, Design, and Operation

Course Information


A recent global security survey showed that 90% of automation systems in critical infrastructure applications experienced a damaging cyberattack within the last two years. Cybersecurity has quickly become a major priority for automation systems of all types and sizes, especially for Safety Instrumented Systems.

This course provides an overview of the automation cybersecurity lifecycle. The course reviews cybersecurity risk assessment, developing zones and conduits, cybersecurity requirement specification (CSRS), designing secure systems, Security Level Determination and Verification, detailed design considerations, and operations requirements. Detailed workshop problems are used to provide students with practical cybersecurity experience.


Organizer Notes

CSP exam offered at the end of the training.

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Course Duration

4 days


Target Audience

  • Control Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • IT/OT Personnel
  • Maintenance / Instrumentation Technician
  • Analytical Engineers
  • Engineering/Operations Management
  • Corporate Risk Managers
  • Process Safety Engineers
  • Project Engineers


Skills You Will Learn

  • How a lifecycle approach improves cybersecurity readiness
  • How to conduct cybersecurity risk assessments to match risk profile
  • How to effectively segment automation systems
  • Actionable steps to “harden” your automation system today
  • How to perform Security Level Verification
  • How to implement a cybersecurity management program for continuously improving security
  • How to monitor cybersecurity during the operations and maintenance phase
  • How to align cybersecurity with existing automation lifecycles

 Course Topics

CS 101 (Day 1 & 2)

  • ICAS Cybersecurity Introduction
  • Industry Standards
  • IEC 62443 Certification
  • Principles of Risk Management
  • Types of Attacks
  • Types of Threats
  • Integrated Lifecycle
  • Cybersecurity Management System 
  • Cyber Hygiene
  • High-Level Risk Assessment
  • Cybersecurity Vulnerability Analysis & Detailed-Level Risk Assessment


CS 102 (Day 3 & 4)

  • Secure System Design
  • Security Level Verification
  • Implementation
  • Maintain Security
  • Incident Response
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Management of Change
  • What’s Next
  • Course Review


What Participants will get

  • Course Manual with class exercises and solutions
  • Resources such as whitepapers
  • Certificate of Completion
  • exida Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSP) certificate (upon passing)

Course Fees

Exclusive rates available for early bird and group signups! Contact us for more details!

Course Schedule

 The CSP Exam (Automation Cybersecurity Specialty):

The exida Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSP) program is a certificate program that provides confirmation that an attendee shows competency by retaining the knowledge presented in this course. The CSP program also provides an analysis of where the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses lie, helping participants judge their competency level if interested in obtaining a certification like the CACE or CACS. The exam will be given at the conclusion of the training course. The candidate must achieve a minimum of 80% on the exam in order to receive their CSP certificate.