eCOM 203: Introduction to Cybersecurity in OT Networks

Course Length: 3 Hours (PDHs: 3)
Course Based Fees: $180*
* Plus Applicable Tax


eCOM 203 covers cybersecurity and securing operational technology (OT) networks for substations and industrial plants. Students will understand the threats to industrial control systems (ICSs) and the methods used to secure them as well their role in the zones of protection.

The goal of this course is for students to be able to identify threat vectors and risk, be introduced to mitigation methods and tools, and be able to discuss these concepts. It will introduce students to OT security language so that they will be able to discuss these concepts with coworkers, be able to implement security steps/processes to their role, and create a culture of security and risk management within their organization.


This course is designed for engineers and technicians who would like to gain a better understanding of OT security in ICSs as well as students, managers, and IT personnel who would like to learn more about how OT security works for ICSs would benefit from this online, self-paced eLearning course.


  • IT vs. OT
  • Communications are a popular target
  • More sophisticated criminals
  • Threat vectors
  • Mitigation
  • Technology for application of defenses

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, students can:

  • Recognize IT vs. OT system components.
  • Identify how attackers threaten and/or gain access to systems.
  • Match mitigation techniques to threats.
  • Identify technology to secure OT systems.
  • Recall fundamentals of industrial cybersecurity.

Student Background and Knowledge

Before taking this eLearning course, we recommend that you have a basic understanding of networking.

Additional information is on the Course Policies and FAQ pages.

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