TAPS Training consist of 6 training courses.

The TAPS Training:

  1. Industrial Security Project Justification (awareness – 4 hrs)
  2. How to realise an Industrial Security Project (knowledge – 10 hrs)
  3. Sustainability of OT Cybersecurity (knowledge – in progress)
  4. General Knowledge of OT Cybersecurity (knowledge – 40 hrs)
  5. The Past, the Present and the Future of Process Automation and OT Cybersecurity (knowledge – 16 hrs)
  6. Industrial Automation System Architecture and OT Cybersecurity (knowledge – 16 hrs) → Recommended and the basis of all other Industrial Training Courses (parts of Course 2 and 4 are integrated in this course).

The Training is split in 4 levels:

  1. Awareness
  2. Knowledge
  3. Skills
  4. Mastery

The first two levels, i.e. 1. Awareness and 2. Knowledge can be followed by following Classroom Training.

The ‘Knowledge’ level will be completed with a test and when the test is successfully passed a certificate will be issued.

Level 3. Skills can only be completed when demonstrated in practise. TAPS can provide this service, but will bring in experts on various subjects, e.g. a ‘White hat hacker’ to show how to do this in real live or a Firewall specialist to learn the participants how to configure an Industrial Firewall.

Level 4. Mastery means that the candidate is an expert on the subject. Not many Masters in OT Cybersecurity do exist globally that master the whole range of OT Cybersecurity subjects. Often only a part of the OT Cybersecurity is for a master, e.g. a Firewall expert, or a Network Designer, or a person who masters Risk Assessments and Gap Analysis. TAPS cannot provide training for Mastery level.

The first training course ‘Industrial Security Project Justification’, is a training course for Senior management and will create awareness.

The second training course ‘How to realise an Industrial Security Project, is a training course for the OT Cybersecurity Officer (OCO), the person in a company who leads the project in the OT or for the CISO, the Cybersecurity Officer and will create knowledge.

The third training course ‘Sustainability of OT Cybersecurity’ will also create knowledge and is a training course under construction.

The fourth training course ‘General Knowledge of OT Cybersecurity’ will create knowledge, takes 40 hrs to deliver as a training course and is for Industrial Automation Engineers and IT Specialist, who want to learn more about each other’s discipline and will create OT Cybersecurity Engineers. It is intended to merge both discipline and create common grounds for both to work on and to be able to perform in the new discipline OT Cybersecurity Engineering. This subject is very broad and covers both disciplines, IT and OT/Process Automation.

The fifth training course ‘The Past, the Present and the Future of Process Automation and OT Cybersecurity’, create knowledge and takes 16 hrs to follow. This training session is for OT Cybersecurity Engineers who would like to learn more about the future, where the technology and trends will take them in 5, 10 and 25 years.

The 6th Training course, 6. Industrial Automation System Architecture and OT Cybersecurity, is a combination of Training Course 4 (General Knowledge) and 2 (How to realise an Industrial Security Project) and is a 2-day condensed Training Course, face-2-face.