Certified security know-how

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With the “CESA – Certified Expert for Security in Automation” qualification, automation expert Pilz offers a two-day expert course that provides participants with compact security knowledge based on the latest standards. This equips them to implement effective technical and organizational security measures in industrial automation systems. They can thus reduce the risk of manipulation or attacks to ensure security and availability.

The increasing threat of cyber attacks not only jeopardizes the security of industrial environments, but also their productivity. In addition, normative and legal security requirements pose new challenges for manufacturers, integrators and operators. In order to build up the relevant knowledge in companies, Pilz is expanding its training offering with CESA to include compact further training for specialists to become security experts.

The training content covers the differences between the specific security requirements of operational technology (OT) and general information technology (IT), as well as the legal normative requirements. The focus here is on the IEC 62443 standard “Industrial communication networks – IT security for networks and systems” – from risk analysis to the secure operation of machines. This currently offers plant operators and equipment manufacturers the best orientation. Another focus is the explanation of threat scenarios and possible defense strategies.

Security from A-Z

Over the course of two days, the tried-and-tested trainers impart Pilz’s many years of safety and security know-how, which is based on practical experience and involvement in international standards committees. As a result, training participants gain comprehensive expertise in legal principles and normative requirements. In addition, practical risk mitigation measures are covered, such as access control, increasing network security by technical means, and organizational measures to reduce security risks.

Knowledge for practical implementation

The seminar is aimed at manufacturers, integrators and users of industrial automation systems as well as plant engineers, information security officers or project engineers. After successful completion of the examination, participants have the normative expertise to implement technical and organizational security measures in the industrial environment. They receive the globally recognized TÜV Nord certificate as “CESA – Certified Expert for Security in Automation” and can thus prove that they have the knowledge to secure industrial automation systems according to modern cyber security standards.