2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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AIT 280 - ICS & SCADA Communication Essentials

Credits: 3
Provides a foundational set of standardized skills and knowledge for industrial cybersecurity professionals in communication systems that connect industrial control systems. The course is designed to ensure that the workforce involved in supporting and defending industrial control systems is trained to keep the operational environment safe, secure, and resilient against current and emerging cyber threats. With the dynamic nature of industrial control systems, this course prepares engineers to understand the features and risks of many devices, controllers, and how communication occurs through the environment. The focus of this material is designed to help traditional IT personnel fully understand the design principles in communication structures that the underlying control systems use, and how to support those systems in a manner that ensures availability and integrity.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze industrial control system components, purposes, deployments, significant drivers, and constraints.
  2. Differentiate control system approaches to system and network defense architectures and techniques.
  3. Distinguish various industrial control systems and their purpose, application, function, and dependencies for industrial communications.
  4. Evaluate Governance models.
  5. Compile a list of resources for industrial cybersecurity professionals.

Prerequisite: MT 115B  
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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