UAH and SANS Institute Partner for Cybersecurity Training

Mr. Eric Cornelius instructs SANS ICS410:ICS/SCADA Security Essentials participantsHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (March 3, 2016) — The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS) has joined forces with The SANS Institute and industry leaders to equip security professionals and control system engineers with the cybersecurity skills needed to defend the national critical infrastructure by offering ICS410:ICS/SCADA Security Essentials. UAH is excited to announce this new partnership with the SANS Institute and hosted its first course in February 2016.

For individuals who are responsible for, or who support efforts to maintain a secure, safe and reliable ICS environment, this course is ideal.

UAH PCS hosts SANS ICS410:ICS/SCADA Security EssentialsThis ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials course was designed to certify that defenders of industrial control systems are provided a set of standardized skills and knowledge in order to ensure safety, security, and resilience of the operational environment against current and emerging cyber threats. The course was instructed by Mr. Eric Cornelius and attended by 29 participants. Attendees included professionals from Redstone Arsenal, Boeing, Sentar, Mississippi State University, as wells as UAH’s Chief Information Security Officer. Participants were provided with an understanding of ICS components, purposes, deployments, significant drivers, and constraints; as wells as governance models and resources for industrial cybersecurity professionals. Through a series of hands-on lab learning experiences, attendees were shown control system attack surfaces, methods, and tools to apply in the workforce.

The course also assisted participants with preparation for the Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) certification exam. The GICSP certification is acknowledged across industries as a guarantee of a minimum set of skills and knowledge that engineering, IT, and security professionals should know if employed in a position that is responsible for the cybersecurity of an Industrial Control System (ICS) environment.

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For individuals who are responsible for, or who support efforts to maintain a secure, safe and reliable ICS environment, this course is ideal. Please contact Lane Fabby, Director of Professional Development at UAH, by phone at 256-824-4430 or by email at Lane.Fabby@uah.edu, to discuss your specific training needs.

 

For more information:
Lane Fabby
Director
Professional Development
Professional and Continuing Studies
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
(256) 824-4430
Lane.Fabby@uah.edu