Our Building Systems Cyber Security for IT Professionals Program was designed to bridge the gap between facility management (FM) and IT as they work together to secure building control systems (that perform either individually or are unified under a single master system integration). These systems are typically combinations of mechanical, electrical, water and gas assets (supported by FM) and IT assets (supported by IT). Cybersecurity and operational risks are inherent in these building technologies as they can become the target of hackers for the purpose of brand damage, disruption, pivot access to the corporate network, or hurting people in the building or the systems that support the building. Until recently, FM and IT have not typically worked together securing these systems. The courses in this program focus on the perspective of IT professionals and looks to build trust and understanding between FM and IT. Get a basic understanding of common networking principles in modern building technology control systems and Internet of things devices, learn basic control system protocols and operating parameters, and consider the challenges and disruptions caused by network changes and failures.
You will have the most success in this program if you already have a background in IT before you start taking the required courses.
Once you have completed all the requirements of this program, you can request to receive a certificate of completion using the department contact information on this web page.
Core Courses (Five)
This is the recommended completion order:
- BLCS 9000 Introduction to Control System Types and Devices Online
- BLCS 9001 Device Communication Fundamentals for IT Professionals Online
- BLCS 9002 Identifying Components of a Control System Online
- BLCS 9003 Control System Patch Management for IT Professionals Online
- BLCS 9004 Control System Vulnerability Management Online
- Contact Information
- Technology Department