Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security (SCADA)

This is a technical course, designed to use simulation tools and equipment to replicate the potential threats against Critical Infrastructure Services (CIS) utilising real life SCADA models. The course provides hands on experience with the complexity of modern information technology equipment and the components in control systems and legacy systems, the threat environment and attackers’ capabilities as well as techniques for securing these systems.

Topics covered include:

  • IT architectures
  • Control System architectures
  • Security vulnerabilities
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Nature of attacks
  • Defence of SCADA and Industrial Control Systems

*Note: Students should have a basic understanding of Cyber Security gained in the workplace or through the UNSW Canberra Cyber Security Boot Camp or SANS SEC401 or similar. A knowledge of basic networking principles such as OSI/ Internet stack and TCP/IP will also be helpful.

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UNSW Canberra Cyber

UNSW Canberra Cyber is a unique, cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research and teaching centre, working to develop the next generation of cyber security experts and leaders.

The centre is based in Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy and provides professional, undergraduate and post graduate education in cyber security. Our air-gapped, state of the art cyber range offers a secure environment where we deliver a number of technical and highly specialised learning opportunities.

Our courses are designed to give the next generation of cyber security professionals the skill sets needed to thrive in the industry. We can also create bespoke professional education programs tailored to your organisation's needs.

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