The e-learning training course is positioned at the awareness/introductory level and is an optional precursor to working through EEMUA Industry Information Sheet 2 – Cyber security assessment process for industrial control systems. On completion of the desktop version, immediate certification is provided for the registered user that launched or purchased the course. 

The content of this course has been approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), a Professional Engineering Institution licensed by the Engineering Council in the UK. Completing this e-learning module, including the test at the end, is equivalent to 30 minutes of CPD.

The course covers:

  • What’s the problem?    

  • Standards and legal aspects.    

  • Conventional IT versus IACS.    

  • Changing challenges.

  • System vulnerability.

  • Human vulnerability.

  • Data vulnerability.    

  • Malware.   

  • System countermeasures.    

  • Least access principle.    

  • Firewalls.    

  • Encryption.    

  • Logs review.    

  • Managing machines.    

  • Cyber security assessment process.   

The module will benefit anyone with an interest in cyber security in an industrial setting. It is most relevant to automation technicians/engineers, chief engineers, control room operators, control systems engineers, DCS technicians/engineers, electrical and instrumentation technicians, engineering managers, graduate engineers, HMI specialists, human factors specialists, instrumentation specialists, IT technicians/engineers, rotating equipment technicians/engineers, and senior technicians.

The content of EEMUA’s Cyber Security e-learning applies to all industrial sectors. It is particularly applicable to the chemicals, downstream oil and gas, manufacturing, offshore, pharmaceuticals, power generation, renewables, storage, and water and wastewater sectors. It will also be of value to professionals in related areas such as those working for engineering contractors, inspection bodies, regulatory agencies, and suppliers.

This 30-minute e-learning course is best viewed on a desktop computer that uses the latest version of one of the main web browsers and has a reliable broadband internet connection. A mobile app version for EEMUA Corporate Members, which provides both online and offline options for taking the course, is available for Android and iOS devices. Access details are provided by email on registration for the course.

Note: If you need to save or print your e-learning certificate, please remember to do this whilst you are in the course after the test.  

To take the e-learning training course:

EEMUA Corporate Members - please log-in, click on ‘Register’ and once authenticated click on ‘Launch’ to begin the course.

EEMUA Associates receive a 50% discount on e-learning. Please click on ‘Add to basket' and purchase via the EEMUA shop. Access to the module will remain open for 91 days after payment has been received.

Non-Members - please click on ‘Add to basket' and purchase via the EEMUA shop. Access to the module will remain open for 91 days after payment has been received.

Group bookings for EEMUA's e-learning training courses are possible at discounted rates. Please email us your requirements (including the number of learners and specific courses to be accessed) to and we will provide you with a quote.

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