MODULE DETAILS

 

Module 15: Industrial Network Security

 

Nominal duration: 3 weeks (24 hours total time commitment)

 

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study

 

MODULE PURPOSE

 

This module will give students a fundamental understanding of effective security measures in industrial networking and data communications. It also highlights the key issues associated with security in industrial communications networks. It will assist managers, system operators and industrial data communications specialists in setting up secure systems.

 

PRE-REQUISITE MODULES, UNITS

/CO-REQUISITES

 

None

 

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

To evaluate the achievement of the learning outcomes; written assignments, group projects and practical exercises are set.

 

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

 

1.      Examine and discuss security threats to networks

 

2.      Examine and discuss encryption and authentication methods

 

3.      Examine and discuss the implementation of security measures

 

 



Learning Outcome 1

 

Examine and discuss security threats to networks

Assessment Criteria

 

1.1   Examine and discuss specific vulnerabilities in SCADA systems

 

 

1.2   Draw up a draft security policy for an organization

 

 

1.3   Examine and discuss procedures for security audits

 

 

1.4   Demonstrate an awareness of security advisory services (e.g. CERT)

 

 

 

 


Learning Outcome 2

 

Examine and discuss encryption and authentication methods

 

Assessment Criteria

 

2.1 Examine and discuss encryption concepts and algorithms

 

2.2 Examine and discuss Authentication methods in terms of:

(a) Protocols

(b) Hardware

(c) Software

 

 


Learning Outcome 3

 

Examine and discuss the implementation of security measures

 

Assessment Criteria

 

3.1 Examine and discuss the use of proxies and firewalls

 

 

3.2 Examine and discuss the application of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs)

 

 

3.3 Examine and discuss the basics of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

 

 

3.4 Examine and discuss wireless security

 

 

 

 

3.6 Examine and discuss the application of ISA99/IEC62433 to Industrial Automation and Control Systems security

 

 


Delivery mode

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoints, notes, reading and study materials (in pdf, html and word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • WinRadius

Hardware

  •  N/A