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Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure

Ended Dec 18, 2020

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Full course description


December 7, 2020


2 days






What you'll learn:

Students will gain an introduction to critical infrastructure information and operational technology, protocols, controls, and hardware. Students will also understand the role of cybersecurity in industrial control systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe basic cybersecurity concepts and background
  • Distinguish cybersecurity concepts in non-traditional information technology (IT) fields (such as critical infrastructure in the energy sector)
  • Recall well-known network ports and protocols
  • Categorize cryptographic and hashing algorithms
  • Examine package capture data using Wireshark
  • Recall basic industrial control system (ICS) concepts and examples
  • Generate a truth table for a given ladder logic configuration
  • Create a basic controller using ladder logic
  • Examine Modbus package capture data using Wireshark
  • Conduct an attack using Metasploit

What you'll do:

Students will engage with subject matter experts from the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) and complete simulated and hands-on labs related to concepts learned in lectures.

Who this course is designed for:

This course is reserved for ASU ROTC or military-affiliated students in STEM majors with good academic standing.