Cybersecurity for Manufacturing Basics

Provided by: ToolingU

As manufacturers adopt Industry 4.0 technology to enhance the digital connectivity of facilities, a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity is becoming more critical to preventing losses due to cyber attacks. The United States government identifies manufacturing as one of the 16 critical U.S. infrastructures. Consequently, ensuring the strength and integrity of this sector is crucial to national safety and security. Cyber threats generally involve attempts by hackers to utilize malware, such as viruses or digital worms, to disrupt or disable technology or to gain access to systems illegally to obtain sensitive information. Malicious hacking attempts may involve individuals, groups of individuals, or even other nations.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of cybersecurity in manufacturing
  • Describe Industry 4
  • 0 and the Industrial Internet of Things
  • Identify basic capabilities and risks of IIoT devices
  • Distinguish between criminal hacking and ethical hacking
  • Distinguish between basic types of malware
  • Describe how a virus functions
  • Distinguish between different types of common viruses
  • Describe how a digital worm functions
  • Describe basic steps for protecting against cyber attacks
  • Identify cybersecurity resources available through the U
  • S
  • government.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for new & experienced leaders and managers preparing for the Industry 4.0.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Technology



Employee Type

Leadership, Change Leaders

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

1.5 hrs



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