The IEC 62443 standard suggests that the personnel involved in designing industrial devices and systems must acquire practical skills on how to apply the requirements to products to be used.
Find out the benefits of the on-the-job training
You can never know how efficient a safety system is until it is put to the test. Automation is quickly growing and integration between IT technology and OT technology is increasing daily with an enormous amount of data going from OT (Operations Technology) to IT (Information Technology) and vice versa.
We are certain that industrial system safety cannot be guaranteed without appropriate cyber protection. This means that PLCs, HMIs, SCADAs and all automation and control devices must be protected from potential attacks.
In order for all this to be possible, personnel involved in safety and automation must be appropriately trained to understand and prevent cyber risks related to industrial networks and devices.
Training days, planned online or in-person based on what is needed and the number of participants, are intended for roles such as:
- IT Manager
- OT Manager
- Automation Manager
- Automation Engineer
- General Manager
The training program develops on the job, as it theoretically and practically follows company roles starting from the analysis of the network infrastructure, based on the guidelines provided by the IEC 62443 standard.
Training sessions are given by our in-house IEC 62443/ISA 99-certified specialists and are based on the pillars of Industrial Cyber Security:
- The importance of Cyber Security today and differences between IT and OT
- The Cyber Security Lifecycle according to the IEC 62443 standard
- Pilot project, penetration tests, and applying Cyber Security practices to the company’s assets
Our approach combines the training and consulting plans to guarantee the most efficient results. The goal is to make the acquired skills immediately usable, as they are an essential part of designing cyber risk assessments on the company’s most critical assets, for which vulnerability and measures to improve the security level must be identified.
The skills acquired can be used to immediately manage these issues within one’s organization. The participation is proved by the certificate of attendance.
IT Cyber Security deals with Information Technology security, such as personal electronic devices and company networks; instead, OT Cyber Security is when the security is for Operations Technology, or industrial automation and control systems including PLCs, HMIs, and SCADA systems.
The most common and most perceivable consequences for a company struck by a cyber attack are related, for instance, to business continuity due to interrupted production after stopping the attacked systems. Threats can also entail altering or inhibiting safety functions on machinery and systems; for example, when automation is implemented by safety PLCs connected online. There is also the environmental risk, where dangerous emissions from systems under attack can cause, similarly to business continuity or safety of machinery issues, serious damage financially and to the company’s reputation.
The legislative references in the IEC 62443 standard directed at OT device users are found in IEC 62443-2-1 and IEC 62443-2-4 regarding maintenance requirements of systems in conformity with the standard by introducing cyber security policies and procedures.
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Why Choose us
- Experience in the OT Cyber Security field since 2014
- In-house OT Cyber Security laboratory
- In-house IEC 62443/ISA 99-certified personnel (Fundamentals Specialist and Cyber Security Risk Assessment Specialist)
- Automation and OT network specialists
- Wide network of collaborations with the main international OT solution suppliers
What some of our customers say about us
"The collaboration was a very successful experience for both companies."
"We highly recommend H-ON Consulting service for their expert industrial knowledge concerning machines, process, digital data."
"The biggest benefit our company received working with H-ON Consulting was a combination of on-going flexibility and most of all speed of delivery."
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"Their flexible and innovative approach to Cyber Security Risk Assessment had been the key for the success of our conformity project according to IEC 62443 standards."
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