CyMOT: Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity


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About the Event

July 12th - July 28th, Tues./Thurs., 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. CT

CyMOT is the first program of its kind focused on increasing manufacturing workers’ knowledge of cybersecurity.

Features of CyMOT

  • Role-based training: Courseware addressing the need to acquire the skills necessary to protect manufacturers from cyber-attacks.
  • Curriculum crafted around the Job Role skills and abilities from MxD’s Hiring Guide; backed by manufacturing executives, HR departments, educators, and policy makers.
  • Targeted to Cyber Manufacturing - Our learning plans are developed to train and upskill workers for a myriad of specific manufacturing roles crucial to the future of cybersecurity.
  • Learning from the Best - Our courses leverage the cyber training expertise of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Training Centers and the cyber manufacturing expertise of of MxD.
  • Validated courseware – Using Cybersecurity Concept Inventory for Manufacturing
    The CyMOT Training will meet entirely online. All course materials and activities will be provided. Class meetings will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings and led by a live instructor. Completion of all three CyMOT courses will result in a Certificate in Manufacturing Cyber Systems Operation.

The 20-hour OT Cybersecurity Course focuses on OT technologies, ICS Systems, Incident Handling & Analysis and best practices in the industrial and manufacturing settings. Students will be introduced to the various ICS's used in the industry, focusing on SCADA - spotting and reporting threats, and Communication Protocol Basics. Other topic areas of focus are IT & Physical Asset Management and Maintenance, Supply Network Cyber-Compliance, and understanding threats to supervisory systems. Students will be evaluated using knowledge-based assessments at the end of each module.

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to OT Technology and ICS Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Attacks and Defenses on Supervisory Systems (threats)
  • Incident Handling and Analysis
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Human Machine Interfaces
  • IT Asset Management and Maintenance
  • Supply Network Cyber-Compliance
  • Knowledge Management And Analysis

The training is offered at NO COST thanks to a generous grant from the Siemens Foundation. Please reach out to for more information.

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