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CyberSecurity Operational
This module is also referred to as "Industry 4.0 Cybersecurity Management for Operation/MES/IT Managers". 

*This is a non-WSQ module.
Co-organised with: TÜV SÜD

In recent years, adoption of the Industry 4.0 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.

About the Programme

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.

Who Should Attend

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


Watch our webinar video held on 19 January 2020 to learn more about this course.

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Course Outline and Agenda

Course Outline

The programme engages the Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy, 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:

  • 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


Day 1  Day 2
  • Preparation (Introduction, grouping, self-assessment
  • I4.0 Benefits & Implications for Manufacturing & Critical Infra
  • Industrial CyberSecurity Fundamentals
  • Network Intrusion & Cyber Hygiene
  • Providing a Framework for Industrial CyberSecurity
  • Use cases of Industrial CyberSecurity Risk Assessment
  • Deep Dive-Infra for I4.0 CyberSecurity
  • Deep Dive-Resilience
  • Deep Dive-Incident Response
  • Deep Dive-Framework, Standards, Best Practice

download brochure OR register of interest for course

Cybersecurity Management_Operational

Please register your interest for this course under 1. Modular Programmes > 2. Industry 4.0 CyberSecurity Management in the online form.

Note: SIMTech will contact you once registration for the next run of the course you are interested in opens.

Upon Completion of This Course


Participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA) by SIMTech if they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.

Pre-Requisites, Full and Nett Course Fees


  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Applicants who do not have the required academic qualifications are still welcome to apply, but shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview for special approval.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Full Course Fee

The full course fee for this module is $1,600 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens
(39 yrs old or younger), SPRs or LTVP+ Holders
Singapore Citizens
(40 yrs or older)²
Enhanced Training Support
for SMEs¹
$513.60 $193.60 $193.60
All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST.

Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.

  • Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders
    The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens with (i) at least one Singapore Citizen child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the Singapore Citizen sponsor is able to support the family.

    All LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ printed on the back of the card.

  • 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).

    For more information on the SkillsFuture funding schemes you are eligible for, please visit www.ssg.gov.sg

    How course fees are calculated

    fees breakdown

    Contact Us

    download brochure OR register of interest for course

    Cybersecurity Management_Operational

    Please register your interest for this course under 1. Modular Programmes > 2. Industry 4.0 CyberSecurity Management in the online form.

    Note: SIMTech will contact you once registration for the next run of the course you are interested in opens.


    Skills Course Reference Number Training Period 
    (Click on dates to view schedules)
    Registration Status
    Industry 4.0 CyberSecurity Management
    (for C-Suite Level) (8 hours)

    Industry 4.0 CyberSecurity Management
    (for Operational Level) (16 hours)
    TGS-2020504502 FD11 & 12 May 2022

    Registration has closed
    : Full Day  AM
    : Morning PM
    : Afternoon EVE
    : Evening 



    Industry 4.0 CyberSecurity Management

    The two courses are jointly organised with TÜV SÜD.