Today, we are excited to announce the launch of Cimation University, an online training platform designed to provide best-in-class education to operators, engineers, vendors and consultants interested in protecting critical infrastructure. Drawing upon our expertise in cyber security and our experience designing and executing cyber security programs for complex, global organizations, we have developed a customizable curriculum for professionals with various levels of proficiency, from industry novices through to seasoned professionals looking to gain more technical skills.
CimationUniversity.com challenges the traditional mode of training in industrial technology by bringing it online and on-demand at a lower price point without sacrificing quality. Current on-site offerings provide valuable training but at a significant cost and at a prescribed pace. In addition to upfront enrollment fees, companies must also consider the travel, lodging and lost opportunity costs associated with sending valuable technical resources to on-site training. Cimation University eliminates unnecessary expenses with its unique online platform, where students can view quality training videos, take quizzes and apply newly-learned skills in the Virtual Lab anywhere, anytime and from almost any mobile device.
The Cimation University platform also allows busy professionals to choose from individual courses or multi-course programs that are tailored to their roles and areas of interest. “Most on-site training courses are tailored to the lowest common denominator, offering a broad overview of industrial systems, process controls and cyber security with very little in-depth information. This approach simply isn’t useful for all attendees and leaves many dissatisfied even after 4 or 5 days in the classroom,” says Jim Huff, our Vice President of Technology & Development. “Our team of experts designed Cimation University so students can select the most appropriate courses for his or her role and level of expertise.”
Cimation University’s first four courses on ICS/SCADA security range in cost from $300 for introductory courses to $1500 for more advanced courses on risk analysis, mitigation strategies, vulnerability assessments and penetration testing. In the coming months additional content will be added to Cimation University addressing Information Technology (IT) Systems basics, security standards compliance, advanced penetration testing and Advanced ICS/SCADA Vulnerability Discovery Techniques.
To celebrate our launch, we're offering a special introductory discount for all customers! Simply register for email udpates on our Cimation University training page and receive a 10% discount off your first course!