IACS Cybersecurity Design & Implementation (IC34)

Course Details

Course: IACS Cybersecurity Design & Implementation (IC34)
Length: 3 days
ISA-memberprice: € 1.875,-
Non ISA-memberprice: € 2.275,-
Exam: €200,-

CEU Credits: 2.1
Part of the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certificate Program
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course. The ISA/IEC 62443 Cyber Security Design Specialist certificate will be treated as actual for a period of 3 years. After this, you need to retake the exam to extend your certificate.


The second phase in the IACS Cybersecurity Lifecycle (defined in ISA 62443-1-1) focuses on the activities associated with the design and implementation of IACS cybersecurity countermeasures.  This involves the selection of appropriate countermeasures based upon their security level capability and the nature of the threats and vulnerabilities identified in the Assess phase.  This phase also includes cybersecurity acceptance testing of the integrated solution, in order to validate countermeasures are properly implemented and that the IACS has achieved the target security level.

This course will provide students with the information and skills to select and implement cybersecurity countermeasures for a new or existing IACS in order to achieve the target security level assigned to each IACS zone or conduit.  Additionally, students will learn how to develop and execute test plans to verify that the cybersecurity of an IACS solution has properly satisfied the objectives in the cybersecurity requirements specification.

The ISA/IEC 62443 CyberSecurity Certificate exam is closed book – no reference material will be allowed in the exam room. A calculator will be provided for you on the computer at the testing center. You will not be able to bring any personal items into the exam room. A secure location will be provided for you to store your belongings while you take the exam, but the space is limited. Report to the testing center 30 minutes prior to your exam time to sign-in and receive testing instructions. You must bring the Prometric confirmation and identification in order to sit for your exam.

The exam is only available electronically through a Prometric testing center. To view the locations that are available in the Prometric network for ISA/IEC 62443 CyberSecurity certificate exams, visit www.prometric.com/ISA.You may reschedule your exam only once with no penalty, but you must do so 2 days (48 hours) prior to the exam date in the US and Canada, or 5 days (120 hours) prior to the exam date in all other Prometric locations. A € 150,- reschedule fee will apply if you do not cancel your appointment in advance. You must complete all testing within the eligibility period, or you will have to complete the course again in order to pursue the certificate.

You will be able to:

  • Interpret the results of an ICS cybersecurity risk assessment
  • Develop a cybersecurity requirements specification (CRS)
  • Develop a conceptual design based upon information in a well-crafted CRS
  • Explain the security development lifecycle process and deliverables
  • Perform a basic firewall configuration and commissioning
  • Design a secure remote access solution
  • Develop system hardening specification
  • Implement a basic network intrusion detection system
  • Develop a Cybersecurity Acceptance test plan (CFAT/CSAT)
  • Perform a basic CFAT or CSAT

You Will Cover:

  • Introduction to the ICS Cybersecurity Lifecycle
    • Assessment phase
    • Implementation phase
    • Maintenance phase
  • Conceptual Design Process
    • Interpreting risk assessment results
    • Cybersecurity requirements specifications
    • Developing a conceptual design
    • Conceptual design specification
  • Detailed Design Process
    • Security Development Lifecycle (SDL)
    • Types of technology
    • Selecting appropriate technology
    • Developing a detailed design
    • Documenting the design/specification
  • Design & Implementation Examples
    • Firewall design example
    • Remote access design example
    • System hardening design example
    • Intrusion detection design example
  • Testing
    • Developing test plans
    • Cybersecurity Factory Acceptance Testing
    • Cybersecurity Site Acceptance Testing

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Develop a Physical & Cybersecurity Plan
  • Configure a Perimeter Firewall
  • Configure an ICS Firewall
  • Install and use SNORT!
  • Configure Windows Local Group Policy Objects
  • Install MS Security Compliance Manager (SCM)
  • Conduct ICS Device Hardening
  • Conduct Network Device Hardening
  • Use a Domain Controller
  • Configure a VPN Connection
  • Conduct Security Configuration Auditing
  • Conduct System Robustness Testing

Who Should Attend:

  • Control systems engineers and managers
  • System Integrators
  • IT engineers and managers industrial facilities
  • Plant managers
  • Plant Safety and Risk Management


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Courses are taught in English, Dutch, German, French or Spanish. See the specific training to see in which language the course is taught.
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Die Kurse werden in Englisch, Niederländisch, Deutsch, Französisch oder Spanisch angeboten. Auf der jeweiligen Schulungsseite erfahren Sie, in welcher Sprache der Kurs unterrichtet wird.
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Les cours sont dispensés en anglais, néerlandais, allemand, français ou espagnol. Voir la formation spécifique pour voir dans quelle langue le cours est enseigné.


ISA members: € 1.875,-
Non-ISA members: € 2.275,-  (ISA membership: € 125,-)

Exam: €200,-