Top organizations train their team with RealPars

daimler mercedes benz uses RealPars platform
Ford motors uses RealPars platform
General Electric uses RealPars platform
Pfizer uses RealPars platform
Tesla uses RealPars platform

After taking this course, you’ll:

  • Learn about Cyber Security as it relates to Industrial Control Systems

  • Understand the different types of threat actors, or "hackers" that threaten industrial control systems.

  • Know why Industrial Control Systems have become an attractive target for threat actors

  • Be able to explain the difference between signature based threat detection and anomaly based threat detection

  • Know how to begin to implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

  • Be able to explain the difference between a "whitelist" and a "blacklist" in a firewall

  • Understand the difference between active and passive network monitoring techniques

  • Know how to prepare your organization for a cyber attack

Course curriculum

    1. 1. Implementing Industrial Cyber Security - Introduction

    1. 2. What is Cyber Security

    2. 3. Implementing Cyber Security Controls in an ICS Environment – Identify

    3. 4. Implementing Cyber Security Controls in an ICS Environment – Protect

    4. 5. Implementing Cyber Security Controls in an ICS Environment - Detect

    5. 6. Implementing Cyber Security Controls in an ICS Environment - Respond & Recover

About this course

  • 6 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content
  • Pro Course
  • Earn Certificate of Completion

Ideal for you if…

  • You are new to cyber security

  • You are new to implementing cyber security for industrial control systems

  • You need to know how to keep your ICS systems safe from cyber attacks

  • Need help implementing a cyber defense plan for your organization


Cyber security is a complex and fascinating topic.
In this course, we explore the world of cyber security within the context of industrial control systems. In the past, cyber security was not considered a major concern for industrial control systems as they were not connected to the internet.

Today, however, many of these legacy systems are connected to the internet, exposing them to the possibility of a cyber attack. Attackers are targeting these systems, motivated by financial and political incentives. As engineers, we must do our part to secure these systems during this era of cyber warfare. Many tools exist for defending your industrial infrastructure including specialized hardware and software, methodologies, and security frameworks which must be used in harmony to ensure the safety of your systems.

Join us as we explore the methodologies presented in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, as well as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, data diodes, and other specialized security solutions for OT environments.

Prepare for better pay & bigger responsibility

Jake Watkins

Since I started training a few months ago, I can see there’s been a huge difference in how much more efficiently and effectively I can handle PLC repairs in the field. Our clients are telling management how happy they are to get back online more quickly and save money because I’m turning around faster fixes. I definitely recommend it for anyone who needs PLC training at any level.

Mario Flores

I needed to get up to speed on working with Siemens PLC equipment and came across RealPars training on YouTube. I watched my first video and immediately went to the website and signed up as a student. I like the way information is explained step-by-step and that it’s broken down into small chunks…I can go back and review anytime I want. I’m already seeing that I can perform repairs faster and with more confidence. Three of my co-workers were so impressed, they signed up for RealPars, too.

Meet your instructor

Justin Wilson

Meet Justin, a seasoned controls engineer with over 8 years of experience under his belt. His expertise extends beyond just controls, as he possesses a wealth of knowledge in cybersecurity within the industrial space. Currently serving as a Concierge Security Engineer at Arctic Wolf, Justin is always up for a challenge and eager to put his skills to the test. Let Justin be your guide to a safer and more secure world!

Here’s why you’ll succeed

  • One-on-one support

    Stuck or have a question? You get unlimited support from our team of proven PLC programming experts.

  • Laser-focused lessons

    We only teach you exactly what you need to know to master a PLC course. No fluff, filler, or wasting your time.

  • Experienced instructors

    All PLC training courses include step-by-step instructions from the world’s best so you can join their ranks and gain an unfair advantage.

The RealPars guarantee

  • Suited for all skill levels

    we’ll help you get the skills you need to stand out and get hired!

  • Learn practical skills

    You can immediately apply learnings and improve your results.

Start learning now

You'll get access to this course and ultimate access to the rest of the courses in the library.


  • Can I get a certificate for this course?

    Yes. RealPars will issue a Certificate of Completion (certified by RealPars) when you complete the course.

  • What is the required software?

    No sofware needed to complete this course

  • Can my employer purchase a course for me?

    Yes. Most people enroll individually, and then submit their receipt to their employer for reimbursement. However, if your employer has a tuition budget and wants to train 5 people or more, you can send us an email at [email protected] and we will help you with bulk signup.

  • Can I register for a course if I am working full time?

    Of course. All of our course content is pre-recorded, so you can work and study on your own time.

  • Do I have to travel to take this course?

    Nope! All our courses are offered online, so you can take them from anywhere in the world. All you need is a high-speed internet connection and the applicable software for your course.