IACS Cybersecurity Design & Implementation-(IC34)


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

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


Dates 24.08.2020, 08:00 - 26.08.2020, 13:00  in Karlsruhe
Length 3 days
Venue Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung IOSB, Karlsruhe
Organizer ISA European Office

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

Further Information / Registration

This Cybersecurity Kurs is organized by our cooperation partner ISA European Office. For further informations and registration please click here.