A proposed Australian industrial control system security curriculum

Foo, Ernest, Branagan, Mark, & Morris, Thomas (2013) A proposed Australian industrial control system security curriculum. In Sprague, Jr., Ralph H. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE, Wailea, Hawaii, pp. 1754-1762.

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The security of industrial control systems in critical infrastructure is a concern for the Australian government and other nations. There is a need to provide local Australian training and education for both control system engineers and information technology professionals. This paper proposes a postgraduate curriculum of four courses to provide knowledge and skills to protect critical infrastructure industrial control systems. Our curriculum is unique in that it provides security awareness but also the advanced skills required for security specialists in this area. We are aware that in the Australian context there is a cultural gap between the thinking of control system engineers who are responsible for maintaining and designing critical infrastructure and information technology professionals who are responsible for protecting these systems from cyber attacks. Our curriculum aims to bridge this gap by providing theoretical and practical exercises that will raise the awareness and preparedness of both groups of professionals.

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ID Code: 59056
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Control system security, HERN, Security training, Penetration testing training, Security curriculum, Australian Curriculum
DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2013.55
ISBN: 9780769548920
ISSN: 1530-1605
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IEEE
Deposited On: 12 Apr 2013 00:22
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:03

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