The mission of exida Academy is to share our evolving knowledge and skills with end users and original equipment manufacturers with the intention that they will in turn design, build, operate, and maintain optimally safe, secure, and cost-effective automation systems as applicable to their functional responsibility.
Our courses are available on a variety of platforms, ranging from public classes and self-paced online training to week-long custom, on-site training workshops. Courses are provided at the Beginner, Practitioner, and Expert levels.
We also offer customized training options available upon request.
CS 100 - IEC 62443: Automation Cybersecurity Analysis, Design, and Operation
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.
CS 201 - IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Software Development
The IEC 62443 Security Software Development training course and workshop was created specifically for developers of industrial control system products with a particular focus on network-enabled embedded control system products such as PLCs, DCSs, SISs, RTUs, VFDs, etc. The objective of this course is to train R&D teams, through a combination of lecture and workshop, on how to properly and effectively integrate software security assurance practices and techniques into their existing software development lifecycle. The training covers all phases of IEC 62443-4-1 (Product Development Lifecycle Requirements) as well as IEC 62443-4-2 (Technical Security Requirements for IACS components.)
CS 203 - IEC 62443 Cybersecurity for Industrial Automation Control Systems (IACS) for Employees & Contractors
This course addresses the quality and understanding employees and contractors need to have on the topic of cybersecurity for the IEC 62443 IACS space. The access granted to IACS networks is often the same for employees and contractors. The seriousness of access must be established with a joint work process similar to a Job Safety Assessment. The Job Cyber Assessment is a work process to protect both client and contractor from inadvertent impact on the given IACS cyber protective system The ability to access the client’s network without an impact on the IACS cyber protective systems whilst leveraging the tools on site requires a clear understanding of the following.
CS 204 - IEC62443 Cybersecurity for Integrators and Solution Providers
This course addresses solution providers acting in roles of integrators and on-going support of industrial automated control systems, and how they interact with owner / operators as part of the overall supply chain throughout the owner / operator’s lifecycle. The maturity model is introduced as a means of measuring the quality of an integrators cybersecurity management system versus the requirements of IEC 62443-2-4, which is largely the basis for this course. Some coverage of IEC 62443-2-1 is also provided as a means to show the interface between owner / operators and the integrator.
The exida Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSP) program is a certificate program that provides confirmation that an attendee shows competency by retaining the knowledge presented in various exida Academy IEC 62443 based IACS (Industrial Automated Control System) cybersecurity courses.
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 CACS or CACE.
List of Specialties
|CSP Specialty||Course Code||Course Name|
|Automation Cybersecurity||CS 100||IEC 62443 – Automation Cybersecurity Analysis, Design, and Operation|
|Safety Software Development||CS 201||IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Software Development|
|Integration Cybersecurity||CS 204||IEC 62443 Cybersecurity for Integrators and Solution Providers|
How to Earn an CSP Certificate
The only way to earn a CSP Certificate is by attending an exida Academy training course and passing the subsequent examination or assessment that will be given at the conclusion of the course. Those who pass the exam or assessment will be awarded with a certificate from exida Academy that signifies competence in the associated field.
- Provides proof of competence
- Increases skills in cybersecurity
- Increases your value as an employee
- Increases customer confidence in your specific skill set
- Differentiates you from your competitors
- Prepare for personnel certification examinations such as CACE or CACS
- Opportunities for advancement, responsibility & increased compensation
|Name||Exam Location||CSP Number||Specialty|
|Rafaqat Ali||Singapore||CSPSG 230707 001||Automation Cybersecurity|
|Karthikeyan Thirugnanasambandam||Singapore||CSPSG 230707 002||Automation Cybersecurity|
|Mithun Biswas||Singapore||CSPSG 230707 003||Automation Cybersecurity|
|Rishikesh Deshpande||Singapore||CSPSG 230707 004||Automation Cybersecurity|
|Jayashankargowda Heraganahalli Nanjegowda||Singapore||CSPSG 230707 005||Automation Cybersecurity|
|Nitin Khurana||Singapore||CSPSG 230707 006||Automation Cybersecurity|
|Angelo G. Cortez||Singapore||CSPSG 230404 001||Automation Cybersecurity|
|Aldin Dela Cruz||Singapore||CSPSG 230404 002||Automation Cybersecurity|
|Jerard Kimwell||Singapore||CSPSG 230404 003||Automation Cybersecurity|
|Alex Pangilinan||Singapore||CSPSG 230404 004||Automation Cybersecurity|