Cybersecurity for Manufacturing: Hacking

Provided by: ToolingU

Hackers are generally classified based on their level of skill and their motivations for hacking. Highly skilled criminal hackers develop malware designed to harm digital systems, while less-skilled hackers may look for ways to use existing malware. Skilled ethical hackers work to correct cybersecurity vulnerabilities in digital systems to protect them from criminal hackers. Criminal hackers present a threat for manufacturers as they can attack digital systems in a variety of ways. This threat grows more complex as manufacturers adopt smart devices enabled by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and exchange more data across digital networks. After taking this class, users will better understand the cyber threats posed by hackers as well as the tools and strategies to defend against these threats.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe hacking and the risk it poses to smart manufacturing
  • Describe the history of criminal hacking
  • Distinguish between different types of hackers
  • Describe various active attack strategies used by criminal hackers
  • Describe eavesdropping tactics used by criminal hackers to passively monitor digital systems
  • Describe how criminal hackers use malware to illegally access systems
  • Distinguish between clickjacking and cookie theft
  • Describe strategies for protecting against criminal hacking.

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



If you are in WHIN region, contact your HR for a coupon code