Cyber Security for Operational Level Course

Industry 4.0 Cyber Security Management Training for Operational Level

SIMTech Course powered by training experts from TÜV SÜD

SIMTech Course powered by training experts from TÜV SÜD


In recent years, adoption of the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies such as increased automation, deployment of wireless networks on the shopfloor, remote controls, robotics and knowledge management systems that connect business and manufacturing lines is getting a lot of traction among manufacturers. These technologies that interface with the production life-cycle (from the digital supply network to the smart factory through the connected objects, process, and digital assets) enable the businesses to improve productivity and competitiveness through cost control, better planning and fast recovery for all manufacturers independent of their size and sector.

The competitive advantage reached by the deployment of I4.0 technologies comes however with an increased risk of vulnerability to the cyber threats for the company. There are unique cyber risks faced by each element of the digital value chain and connected production assets. The human factor becomes the single biggest threat to assets and operations.

The operations and information security executives should anticipate and effectively address cyber risks as well as proactively integrate cybersecurity into the operations in line with the senior management’s business plans. As such, the cybersecurity becomes part of the mission critical tasks in addition to the operational continuity and recovery for operations and information security executives. This involves protecting IT (enterprise) and OT (shopfloor) assets in a coordinated manner. The key for success to secure, safe, and resilient operations is awareness of the vulnerabilities and internal and external intentional or unintentional threats.

Duration: 2-day course (available as a live virtual training course)

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*In the registration form, select 1) 'Modular Programmes', followed by 2) 'Industry 4.0 CyberSecurity Management' and lastly 3) 'For Operational Level'.


This 2-day course targets the operations and information security executives to provide cyber awareness and a detailed understanding of cyber threats, vulnerabilities as well as the practices to ensure cyber resilience for I4.0 adoption and to implement operational level practices for operational continuity. This course will equip the operational level executives with the basic success factors in cyber resilience. This course is designed as an interactive and insightful class that provides both a theoretical background and practical hands-on experience for the holistic understanding and implementation of operational cybersecurity in the frame of I4.0.

This class draws from TÜV SÜD’s training programme and experience in managing industrial cybersecurity risks to improve productivity by reducing operational costs and downtime. 

Course outline

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of IT, OT, I4.0 and new technologies to improve productivity and operational continuity
  • Learn what is industrial cybersecurity and why it is important for the business
  • Experience how easy is to be hacked and to understand threat landscape and cyber hygiene
  • Understand the cybersecurity challenges to the operations and how to overcome them
  • Learn to reach a common understanding and cooperation between IT and OT and overcome challenges
  • Understand a framework and best practices to help operations for building cybersecurity resilience for operational continuity

Topics covered

Day 1:

  • Preparation (Introduction, grouping, self-assessment
  • I4.0 Benefits & Implications for Manufacturing & Critical Infrastructure
  • Industrial CyberSecurity Fundamentals
  • Network Intrusion & Cyber Hygiene
  • Providing a Framework for Industrial CyberSecurity
  • Use cases of Industrial CyberSecurity Risk Assessment 

Day 2:

  • Deep Dive-Infra for I4.0 CyberSecurity 
  • Deep Dive-Resilience 
  • Deep Dive-Incident Response 
  • Deep Dive-Framework, Standards, Best Practice 
  • Competency Assessment


The programme engages the Learn-Practise-Implement (LPI) model, through which fundamental knowledge and principles taught will be reinforced in practice, as well as during the implementation process using real business scenario and data.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be awarded with certificates of attendance by SIMTech.


This course is recommended for:

  • MES & IT Managers, OT Managers, Systems Architects, OT Operators, IT Operators, Purchasing Representatives, Plant Managers etc.


Delivered by SIMTech, this course is powered by training experts from TÜV SÜD. The course content draws reference from TÜV SÜD’s training programme and experience in managing industrial cyber security risks to improve productivity by reducing operational costs and downtime.


  • Course Fee and Funding
    • The nett course fee for all Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and Long Term Visit Pass Plus Holders is $480 (before GST).
    • Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and Long Term Visit Pass Plus Holders who are employed and fully sponsored by SMEs can claim an additional 20% of the full course fee with the Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Funding scheme (ETSS), subject to approval by SSG.
    • Singaporeans aged 40 years and above can claim an additional 20% of the full course fee with the Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES).
    • Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset course fees (for self-sponsored registrations only).
    • The full course fee before funding is $1,600 (before GST).

    For more information on the SkillsFuture funding schemes you are eligible for, please visit

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  • What are the benefits of enrolling in this course?
    • World-class training – by learning from TÜV SÜD’s industry experts and training specialists

    • Interactive learning style – with interactive formats such as lectures, illustrations and simulations are used

    • Networking opportunity – where you can meet and build network with like-minded individuals at our instructor-led training

    • Gain a competitive edge – by getting trained by experts known in the fields of safety, security and sustainability




NOTE: Registrants’ details submitted via the registration form here will be shared with SIMTech and TÜV SÜD.

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