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July 09, 2014 09:00 ET

Cimation University Releases New Suite of Online ICS Cyber Security Courses

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2014) - Today Cimation, an operations consulting company delivering secure technology solutions to the global energy industry, announced their release of a new suite of courses available now at Cimation University. Launched earlier this year, Cimation University is an online training platform providing best-in-class ICS cyber security education to operators, engineers, vendors and consultants interested in protecting critical infrastructure. The four, newly-added courses include: Introduction to Information Technology (IT) Systems, Introduction to ICS/SCADA Systems, ICS/SCADA Security Standards Compliance and Gap Analysis, and SCADA Hacking: Advanced ICS/SCADA Penetration Testing.

Led by Cimation's team of ICS cyber security experts, the curriculum covers essential IT and ICS/SCADA fundamentals, including review of networks, communications and protocols. During the more advanced classes, students learn to perform security standards-based gap analyses and penetration tests on ICS/SCADA systems using the same methods and tools as hackers. Enrollees also gain access to all downloadable content, including course manuals and pentesting tools.

"As the threat to security around SCADA protocols and IP networks increases, it's important for IT personnel to have a good understanding of their ICS/SCADA systems. This is especially true for personnel responsible for ICS/SCADA network security," said Clint Bodungen, Product Manager, ICS Cyber Security Solutions. "Cimation's new courses not only help professionals gain an understanding of ICS/SCADA fundamentals but give them the opportunity to leverage these concepts and build practical skills in Cimation's hands-on virtual lab."

The new collection of courses is highly beneficial for any professional, expert or novice, responsible for the security of ICS/SCADA environments and wants to learn more about ICS/SCADA systems, devices and components, network architecture, communication and protocols. Classes start as low as $25 for introductory courses and range up to $1500 for courses that cover more advanced subject matter, such as SCADA hacking and penetration testing.

"The success of Cimation University is attributed to professionals in the IT and ICS/SCADA fields realizing the need for training and advanced education," said Jim Huff, Cimation's Vice President of Technology & Development. "These new courses help raise the standards of which professionals apply to their current technologies and the security threats that surround those technologies."

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About Cimation University
Cimation University launched earlier this year, March 2014. Since then, it has allowed busy professionals to choose from individual courses or multi-course programs tailored to their roles and areas of interest. 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 environment anywhere, anytime and from almost any mobile device.

About Cimation
Cimation is an operations consulting company delivering secure technology solutions to the global energy industry. 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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