On Wednesday 22nd March, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) hosted a Siemens OT Cyber Security training session. The training was aimed at equipping professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to protect operational technology (OT) systems from cyber threats.
The GBSIoT Hub is a state-of-the-art facility that offers education and training in various technical fields such as engineering, manufacturing, and digital technologies. The institute has partnered with Siemens, a global technology company, to provide training on OT security, which is a crucial area of concern for organizations worldwide.
OT systems are used to manage critical infrastructure such as power grids, water treatment plants, and transportation networks. These systems are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, which can have devastating consequences if not adequately addressed. The Siemens OT Cyber Security training aimed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and mitigate cyber risks in these systems.
The training covered various topics, including the current threat landscape, risk assessment, incident response, and best practices for securing OT systems. Participants learned about the latest tools and techniques for securing OT systems, including network segmentation, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems.
The workshop was led by Siemens’ experienced cybersecurity professionals, who shared their insights and expertise with the attendees. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions with the trainers, allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and solutions related to OT security.
The GBSIoT’s partnership with Siemens is part of the institute’s commitment to providing high-quality education and training in technical fields. The institute aims to equip students and professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the rapidly evolving world of technology.