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DeltaV - Cybersecurity

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The 4-1/2 day DeltaV Cybersecurity course focuses on the DeltaV Security Manual and the practical implementation of the guidance provided within. Students will engage in activities to properly apply Emerson’s Defense-in-Depth strategies so that students can have the skills to apply these same strategies on their DeltaV systems. Students are encouraged to read the DeltaV Security Manual before attending class.


DeltaV Deployment Guidelines & Physical Security

Define the expected DeltaV installation environment

Define physical access rules (cabinets, switches, consoles, etc.)

DeltaV Area Control Network

Define proper network segmentation and topology rules

Use DeltaV Firewall-IPD and Smart Switches

Lock and protect embedded nodes

Communications Security & Remote Access to DeltaV

Define communication and security requirements for remote access

Use Emerson Smart Firewall

Deploy Remote Desktop Gateway server

Configure DeltaV remote desktop server

Active Directory Design & User Account Management

Define Active Directory implementation guidelines

Create customized DeltaV users and groups

Audit user privileges

Configure password policies through Group Policy Objects

Configure smart card login for Windows and DeltaV

Create View-Only user account

Device Hardening & Event Logging

Define device internal and interface protection rules

Deploy DeltaV Endpoint protection and Application Whitelisting (McAfee)

Configure daily antivirus scans

Manage whitelist inventory, adding applications to whitelist

Configure Windows Firewall

Create USB/Removable media Group Policy Object

Configure syslog and other device logs to report to a System Information and Event Management (SIEM) appliance

Configure DeltaV Network Security Monitoring appliance

Use SIEM dashboard to show system events

Software Patching

Define how to obtain and install security patches

Use Emerson’s Automated Patch Management solution

Backup & Recovery

Define best practices and available technologies to backup critical data

Use the DeltaV Backup & Recovery (Acronis) software


DeltaV System Administrators or IT personnel responsible for implementing DeltaV security