An Interactive 5-Day Training Course

Protecting Critical National Infrastructure

Course Introduction

This Protecting Critical National Infrastructure training course focuses on increasing the resilience of critical services and highlights the requirement to secure not only information systems, but the technologies that are relied upon to operate essential services. The critical infrastructure also known as cyber physical systems, industrial control systems (ICS) or operational technology (OT) as their disruption or failure can impact the nation as a whole, cost millions even billions, with potentially severe consequences.

The training course focuses on sector specific agencies, other national agencies, as well as private sector and presents the framework to share information on and analysis of cyber threats and vulnerabilities and to understand more fully the interdependency of infrastructure systems nationwide. This collective approach to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, investigate, and recover from cyber incidents prioritizes understanding and meeting the needs of everyone within the nation.

This Oxford Management Centre training course will highlight:

  • The concept and characteristics of Critical National Infrastructure in different countries
  • The nature of risks and threats to Critical National Infrastructure
  • Framework for protection of Critical National Infrastructure and key resources
  • Case studies in Critical National Infrastructure targeting and responses
  • Comparative analysis of Critical National Infrastructure protection
  • Risk mitigation and resilience of Critical National Infrastructure
  • Understanding emerging threats and risks


At the end of this Protecting Critical National Infrastructure training course, you will learn to:

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the nature and vulnerabilities
  • Learn how to defend from attacks and plots targeting Critical National Infrastructure
  • Acquire analytical skills to critically research, evaluate and assess policies and measures
  • Analyze implemented measures and their effectiveness to protect Critical National Infrastructure
  • Use legal, ethical and sector issues for Critical National Infrastructure protection
  • Risk management, risk mitigation and supporting resilience of Critical National Infrastructure

Training Methodology

This training course will use the proved adult learning techniques and combine presentations with interactive practical exercises, supported by video materials, activities, and case studies.

Organisational Impact

Improving resilience of critical infrastructures has become a priority for the authorities around the globe. The organizations will greatly benefit from:

  • Understanding of emerging threats
  • Recognize the pattern of unconventional attacks to critical infrastructures
  • Extend limits of traditional risk assessment and risk mitigation efforts
  • Foreseeing the possible threats, while reducing all possible risks at the minimum possible level
  • Achieve resilience in order to reassure service continuity in the aftermath of destructive events

Personal Impact

The participants will greatly benefit from understanding the principles and techniques of Critical National Infrastructure protection. The participants will be directly benefiting from: 

  • Possibility of the carrier advancement
  • Understanding of appropriate organizational structures, policies, and processes
  • Having ability to understand, assess and manage security risks
  • Implement proportionate security measures to protect essential services and systems
  • Have capabilities to ensure defenses remain effective and detect cyber security events;
  • Ability to minimize the impacts of a cyber security incident related to Critical National Infrastructure

Who Should Attend?

This Protecting Critical National Infrastructure training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Government employees in charge of Critical National Infrastructure
  • CEOs, CIOs and Data Protection Officers
  • IT Managers
  • Network engineers
  • Network administrators

Course Outline

DAY 1 

Cybersecurity Policies  

  • Cybersecurity Introduction
  • Policies of cybersecurity protection
  • Computer Security Incidents Response Teams
  • Existing and emerging threats
  • Preparedness for battling cybersecurity attacks

DAY 2 

Network and Information Systems  

  • Network and Information Systems Regulations
  • National Cyber Security Centre
  • Key digital infrastructure
  • Cyber Security Framework
  • Examples of attacks on Critical National Infrastructure

DAY 3 

Critical National Infrastructure  

  • Defining Critical National Infrastructure
  • Protecting operational technology
  • Protecting communications and navigation infrastructures
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection cycle
  • Identification and response to the attack

DAY 4 

Network Security

  • The CIA triad
  • Device Access Control
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
  • Access Control Lists
  • Layer 2 and Wireless Security
  • Network Automation

DAY 5 

Simulated Protection of Critical National Infrastructure  

  • Attack Vector
  • Affected systems
  • Choosing the right response framework
  • Restoring critical systems
  • Forensic investigation of cybersecurity attack


Oxford Management Centre Certificate will be provided to delegates who successfully completed the training course.




All Training Courses delivered by Oxford Management by default are eligible for CPE Credit.

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