SOURCE: Cimation


March 25, 2014 08:30 ET

Cimation Launches Online ICS/SCADA Cyber Security Training Platform

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2014) - Today Cimation® announced 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. Cimation is a fast-growing industrial technology company engaged in complex automation, enterprise data solutions and industrial IT projects for some of the world's leading energy companies. Drawing upon their expertise in the cyber security space, Cimation developed a customizable curriculum for professionals with various levels of proficiency, from industry novices through to seasoned ICS (Industrial Control Systems) professionals looking to gain more technical skills. 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 enroll in courses, view quality training videos, and take quizzes anywhere, anytime and from almost any mobile device. Cimation University's Virtual Lab environment sets the program apart from its competitors even further by allowing students to move beyond classroom theory and exercise their new-found skill sets in simulated SCADA environments.

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 Cimation's Jim Huff, 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 and SCADA security range 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.

Register to receive Cimation University updates via email and receive a 10% discount* off your first course!

* Discount code valid for 10% off one (1) course. Limited to one use per customer. Valid before April 20th, 2014. Cimation, Cimation University and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cimation LLC.

About Cimation
Cimation is a fast-growing technology company dedicated to revolutionizing the energy industry through automation, IT and enterprise data solutions. They develop and integrate innovative technology that fundamentally changes the way companies do business by providing real-time data that enables smarter decisions, safer operations, and improved efficiency. Founded in 2009, they are headquartered in Houston and currently have six offices in energy hotspots throughout North America. They have earned numerous accolades since their inception, including places on the Inc. 5000 list in 2012 and 2013 and earning the #22 spot on the Forbes list of America's Most Promising Companies 2013.


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