Introducing OPSWAT Threat Intelligence Similarity Search Learn More

Introducing cybersecurity training on Process Control Environments, part of our new OPSWAT Academy series on CIP

Driven by the great feedback we have received from the OPSWAT Academy community, we are excited to announce the release of the first in our new cybersecurity training series of courses on Critical Infrastructure Protection concepts.

In the first set of lessons, available now at, introduces Process Control Environments of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), with a focus on concise explanations of Operational Technology (OT). For cybersecurity professionals seeking to expand their knowledge to these CIP environments, it’s imperative to have a basic understanding of all of the various facets, components, and systems, to architect effective protective strategies. The course is divided into two sections.

First section topics include:

  • Areas of Vulnerability for CIP Environments
  • The Purdue Model
  • Brief history of Critical Infrastructure

Second section topics include:

  • Similarities and differences in Operational Technology (OT) as compared to Information Technology (IT)
  • OT concepts, terminology, and nomenclature to include ICS, SCADA, PLC, and IIOT
  • OT Protocols and associated devices
  • SCADA design concepts
  • SCADA Network architecture methods and best practices for cybersecurity, reliability, and maintenance efficiency

The Critical Infrastructure Protection concepts series offers an introduction and instruction on terminology, best practices, and advanced topics in the field of CIP. It serves as a complement to the technical topics addressed by the other OPSWAT Academy cybersecurity training courses.  Keep an eye out for new courses that will be released periodically in the upcoming months!

To get started with OPSWAT Academy, enroll now.

For more information about OPSWAT solutions and products, contact us today.

Sign up for Blog updates
Get information and insight from the leaders in advanced threat prevention.