Participation in the CACE / CACS certification specialties can provide many benefits to you and your company. CACE / CACS certification allows individuals to demonstrate their competency in a specialized field that is growing and in high demand. Attaining certification will make you a more valuable employee and can open the door to career advancement. CACE / CACS certified staff helps companies demonstrate their organization’s expertise and their commitment to providing best-in-class services to their customers.
Control system cybersecurity is an emerging, highly specialized field of engineering. Its goal is to assure a systematic, lifecycle approach is used to assess, design, implement, and monitor methods to protect critical infrastructure from attack. The field of industrial automation and control system cybersecurity combines disciplines of basic control system engineering, risk assessment, safety system engineering, software (e.g. Microsoft) platforms, industrial networking, and IT network security.
This certification is targeted for engineers and control system administrators who are involved in establishing, designing and implementing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy for complex industrial control or SCADA systems. The specialty allows these individuals to demonstrate their competency in leading and managing complex ICS cybersecurity programs as well as evaluating and assessing the cybersecurity of existing ICS systems or system designs.
This certification is appropriate for engineers and technicians responsible for the design, installation & commissioning, and maintenance of industrial control or SCADA systems. The specialty allows these individuals to demonstrate their understanding and appreciation of IACS cybersecurity principles and best practices as they apply to operating and maintaining the security of their industrial automation and control systems.
Furthermore, the specialty evaluates the candidate’s competency in understanding, applying and maintaining technical cybersecurity controls in their day-to-day activities.
Both specialties require the applicant to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and knowledge to perform these job functions.
Certified Automation Cybersecurity Expert (CACE) is for persons where control system cybersecurity is a major part of their job’s roles and responsibilities:
Certified Automation Cybersecurity Specialist (CACS) is for persons where control system cybersecurity is just one aspect of their job’s roles and responsibilities: