Industry 4.0 Cybersecurity Management for Operational Level Training

Implementation Guide

Implementation Guide


In recent years, the adoption of 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 much 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 businesses to improve productivity and competitiveness through cost control, better planning and fast recovery for all manufacturers independent of their size and sector. 

However, the competitive advantage reached by the deployment of I4.0 technologies comes with an increased risk of vulnerability to cyber threats for the company. Each element of the digital value chain and connected production assets face unique cyber risks, and the human factor is the single biggest threat to assets and operations.

This 2-day course targets the operations and information security executives to provide cyber awareness and a detailed understanding of cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and practices to ensure cyber resilience for I4.0 adoption and implement operational-level practices for operational continuity. In addition, this course will equip the operational level executives with the fundamental success factors in cyber resilience. 

The training is designed to be interactive and insightful that provides both a theoretical background and practical hands-on experience for the holistic understanding and implementation of operational cybersecurity in I4.0. It draws from TÜV SÜD’s training and experience in managing industrial cybersecurity risks to improve productivity by reducing operational costs and downtime.

Duration: 2 - day course
Language: English

Note: SGTech members can apply for course funding under STAR FUND 2.0 and receive up to S$500/pax funding. Please refer to FAQ for more details.


Learners will gain skills to anticipate and effectively address cyber risks and proactively integrate cybersecurity into the operations in line with the senior management’s business plans. They will gain insights into how cybersecurity is part of mission-critical tasks for operational continuity and operation recovery. They will understand the importance of protecting both IT (enterprise) and OT (shopfloor) assets in a coordinated manner. The key message for secure, safe, and resilient operations is the awareness of the vulnerabilities and internal and external intentional or unintentional threats.

  • Learning 1: Introduction Industry 4.0 and Industrial Cybersecurity
  • Learning 2: Fundamentals of Industrial Cybersecurity
  • Learning 3: Applying cybersecurity standards
  • Learning 4: Network intrusion and cyber hygiene
  • Learning 5: Securing Infrastructure
  • Learning 6: Risk assessment and remediation
  • Learning 7: Incident handling and recovery
  • Learning 8: Summary, Assessment and closing notes


Participants will learn through lectures, case studies, group exercises and discussions.


This course is recommended for MES & IT Managers, OT Managers, Systems Architects, OT Operators, IT Operators, Purchasing Representatives, Plant Managers etc.

Prerequisite: None


The course content and structure are designed by the domain experts from TÜV SÜD.

With immense experience and knowledge in the relevant standards, our team of product specialists and technical experts at TÜV SÜD, developed the course content based on current business landscape and market requirements.


  • 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



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