With the ISS Capacity Building Center (ICBC), the Institute for Security and Safety (ISS) at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences aims to address the global need for capacity building solutions in Cybersecurity. As digitalization in all sectors of society and economy progresses, it becomes increasingly clear that the security of digital systems and networks has long been an overlooked aspect of modern technology. There is a shortage of professional Cybersecurity personnel and lack of basic, yet crucial knowledge of information security by employees and employers. To tackle this knowledge gap and contribute to a secure cyberspace, the ISS and its team offer a range of courses and experiences.
Individuals now more than ever face growing challenges in keeping up with digitalization trends and the exponential progress of technology. However, technological developments have also made obtaining knowledge easier than ever before. The modern day professional now has access to a vast range of ways to deliver Cybersecurity training to them: E-Learnings, such as Web Based Trainings (WBTs) and Web-Seminars now present comfortable supplements to long-proven face-to-face Trainings.
With a special focus on Digital Learning, the ICBC’s Course Catalogue contains a variety of courses on topics such as, but not limited to:
All the courses profit from the ISS’ longstanding experience in educational delivery, whether in the academic field or professional, high-level environments like International Organizations.
The ISS also offers capacity building courses through its cooperation with the ITU Academy:
Not all Cybersecurity knowledge can be delivered indirectly via the internet. Especially when it comes to Operational Technology (OT), such as Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), hands-on knowledge of physical systems is indispensable for successfully implementing security. For this, the ICBC offers special hardware solutions in the form of customized Demonstrators for training on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Production Planning and Control Systems (PPCs). The demonstrator also includes software solutions in the form of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). Demonstrators can be used for an introductory training of OT Security or be built and adapted to the specific training needs of the customers. ICBC offers hands-on and interactive exercises in our lab.
Accompanying this, the ICBC further offers solutions supporting the implementation of Cyber & Security Laboratory Environments.