07-10-2016 NEN and Hudson Cybertec signed an agreement to commit themselves to improve the cyber security of industrial systems. By bringing together the strengths of both parties, they form a new training platform for cyber security in industrial and technical IT environments. In the near future it will also allow participants to be examined by NEN on their knowledge of cyber security and protection of critical infrastructures.
Marcel Jutte (Hudson Cybertec) en Marc Klumper (NEN)
The complexity and the degree of automation of technical installations is continuously increasing. The digitization of our society has revolutionized the way we use information. Organizations are becoming more dependent on IT and the Internet of Things is growing exponentially. The primary processes, controlled by Industrial Automation & Control Systems, have become increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. Therefore, it is important that organizations are aware of cyber risks that may arise and are capable to protect their critical infrastructures.
Marcel Jutte, Managing Director Hudson Cybertec: “The training we offer is open to everyone, regardless of the level of knowledge about cyber security of the primary processes. It gives the participant a solid foundation for managing cyber security within his/her organization. The training is characterized by the many interactive components and practical exercises and fully consistent with what is important to employees who are involved in cyber security within the Industrial Automation & Control Systems (IACS) domain.”IEC
The three-day course is available in two versions: for ‘end users’ and for ‘system integrators’. Participants are trained to become IEC 62443 Security Professionals who can immediately apply their newly acquired knowledge in accordance with IEC 62443 and governmental regulations.
The focus of the training is on the practical use of the IEC 62443 standard, the global standard for protection of Industrial Automation & Control Systems.
Marc Klumper, Manager Product Management NEN: “By cooperating with Hudson Cybertec we emphasize the importance of cyber security and standards in industrial plants. Hudson Cybertec has a strong position in the market with the training of both ‘end users’ and ‘system integrators’. In addition, the trainers of Hudson Cybertec are distinguished from others by the combination of profound domain-specific knowledge, extensive experience in cyber security and broad expertise in industrial and technical automation. We are very proud that we can add this training to our portfolio.”
Check www.nen.nl/trainingcybersecurity for more information about the training. Or visit www.hudsoncybertec.com.
For more information about the agreement between NEN and Hudson Cybertec or the trainings: Joyce Marijnissen, Program- and productmanager NEN, telephone (015) 2 690 417, e-mail email@example.com or Ramona Houweling of the Hudson Cybertec Academy, telephone (070) 2 500 717, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hudson Cybertec is a cyber security solution provider, globally involved with cyber security projects for industrial automation and control systems. The company has full focus on cyber security in the Industrial Automation & Control Systems (IACS) domain. Hudson Cybertec is primarily active in the domains that belong to the Critical Infrastructure, such as energy, oil & gas, water and the chemical & process industry, but also operates in other markets.
Furthermore, Hudson Cybertec is intimately involved with the development of IEC 62443 standard and is globally recognized as Subject Matter Expert (SME). On European level, Hudson Cybertec is involved in several EU working groups for cyber security in the Critical Infrastructure.
NEN supports the standardization process in The Netherlands and manages over 31.000 standards. Those are the international (ISO, IEC), European (EN) and national (NEN) standards accepted in The Netherlands. NEN is a knowledge network in the world of standards and regulations in the Netherlands. As a non-profit organization it brings parties together to jointly applicable agreements and facilitates its implementation.
In addition, NEN also initiated the Industrial Cyber Security platform which provides a professional network of specialists. The aim of the platform is to strengthen the awareness of vulnerability and associated security risks within the Dutch industry and other users.