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ICS.201 Industrial/OT Security Foundation

15. June, 08:30 - 17. June, 16:30

Everyone involved in a modern industrial system needs basic security knowledge in order to recognize security problems and avoid endangering industrial operations through their own behavior. Within the framework of the Foundation training, the participants are taught those security competencies through up-to-date specialist content, practical exercises and entertaining experiences from industrial security consulting activities, which are not only essential for their work in the changed environment of increasing digitalization, but also decisive.

The training is particularly recommended for

System integrators, plant operators, planners, technicians, maintenance workers, production technicians, plant electricians, machine operators, plant IT managers, future plant managers and production managers, employees who work directly with OT, managers whose employees work with OT, IT employees with responsibility for OT assets, employees who are responsible for the procurement, planning or operation of OT assets, etc.

The training in a nutshell

  • Ideal entry-level training for OT Security
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Course language: German or English
  • Requirements: no previous knowledge necessary, own notebook necessary
  • Completion with certification
  • Public and in-house training possible

Content of training

The participants can expect the following content for the selected training:

Day 1

  • Introduction to Operational Technology (OT)
    • History of ICS/OT
    • ICS/OT components and terminology
    • ICS/OT process types
  • IT vs. OT Security
    • Safety vs. Security
    • Characteristics of ICS systems vs. IT systems
    • ICS security vs. IT security
  • Security Essentials
    • IT security objectives
    • Primer of network protocols
    • Primer of cryptography
    • Overview of secure network protocols
    • Primer of network security

Day 2

  • OT security threats and attack vectors
    • OT attackers
    • Conducting an attack
    • Attack campaigns and patterns
    • OT security risk factors
    • Open Source Intelligence: Shodan and Google Dorks
    • ICS Top 10
    • Attack trees
  • Overview of OT standards
    • BDEW Whitepaper
    • Cyber Security Procurement Language for Control Systems
    • ISO 27019
    • NERC CIP
    • NIST 800-82 and CSF
    • ISO 27000
    • IEC 62443
    • NIS directive
    • TISAX

Day 3

  • Well-proven security measures for OT
    • Defense in Depth
    • Organisational security measures
    • Security assessments and reviews
    • Configuration management
    • Network and communication security
    • Component security
    • Access control

After the training the participants should …

  • have a confident feeling in dealing directly with OT security.
  • have a basic understanding of OT technologies and terminology.
  • have gained a basic awareness of OT security standards and their areas of application.
  • know the most important security measures for the OT area.
  • be able to make a contribution to protecting industrial operations in their area of responsibility.


With certification


Training and exam to become a

Certified OT Security Practitioner (COSP) TÜV®

Without certification

€ 1.935,-

Training to become a

Certified OT Security Practitioner (COSP) TÜV®

Certification only 

€ 615,-

Exam to become a

Certified OT Security Practitioner (COSP) TÜV®


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