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Cybersecurity for Facility-Related Control Systems

Course Description

In this course, you’ll learn how to apply industry standard and governmental cybersecurity policy, process, procedures, and controls to construction projects in a field environment. The course will focus on solving real-world problems associated with the application of cybersecurity after a construction project has been awarded to a vendor or vendors as a design/build or a design/bid/build project. Role-based interactive group exercises will explore various phases of construction management projects, focused on cybersecurity concerns. You will also have the opportunity to discuss current and relevant policy and practice requirements with peers and instructors.

Course Content


  • Risk Management Framework (RMF) for project managers
  • Understanding the UFC requirements
  • Understanding the Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS)


  • Networking architectures
  • Cybersecurity considerations for facility-related technologies


  • Helping the contractor build the UFGS for cybersecurity
  • Evaluating the deliverables
  • Preparing for the bid – specifying what is needed
  • Managing to the requirements


  • Evaluating the requirements – fixing them in the field
  • Developing the jobsite “battle rhythm”
  • Evaluating the install – from a cybersecurity perspective
  • Collecting and evaluating the deliverables
Requirements & Materials


  • Cybersecurity: Complex Systems Principles (DEF 4656P)


  • Notebooks

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for project managers, architects, designers, and implementors who participate in government procured and managed construction projects where automation of industrial control systems is an integral part of the facility.

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What You Will Learn

  • Cybersecurity refresher based on The Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) requirements
  • Basic facility-related technologies as applied to field projects
  • Problem solving techniques that integrate both given and derived cybersecurity requirements into management solutions to construction problems and projects
  • Requirements derivation from higher level policy and standard practice for construction projects to be incorporated into the oversight of construction projects
  • Techniques for helping contractors meet UFC requirements
  • Evaluation of cyber-related requirements
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How You Will Benefit

  • General familiarity with cybersecurity concepts and their applicability to construction projects
  • Develop an understanding of roles and responsibilities with respect to cybersecurity requirements during the construction project lifecycle.
  • How to support construction contractors during the design/build and the design/bid/build processes
  • Evaluation of cyber-related criteria
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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