Topic 1: Industrial Control Systems

Much of cybersecurity is concerned with protecting information technology infrastructure, but industrial control systems are at similar risk and must be considered if the organization being secured includes manufacturing processes, product handling, or distribution systems. How does a typical IT security infrastructure differ from securing industrial control systems? Are there security considerations that are unique to an industrial control system?


Topic 2: Application Security

You are familiar with local applications that are installed directly on a computer, such as Microsoft Word or Excel®, but there are also a growing number of web applications that run in a web browser. How do security considerations differ between a locally installed application and a cloud-based application that runs in a browser? Do these different types of application have different mitigation strategies? Are there security strategies that can protect both types of application?