Critical Networks and Process Control will examine the management and technical considerations relating to critical networks and control systems focusing on interdependence and resilience.

This Module can only be taken as an Accredited Short Course. 
For more information please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section. 

Due to the nature of the subject matter in this Module, security clearance may be required. 

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 01 - 03 Jun 2020
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost

    £1,800 - Accredited Short Course fee

    Concessions available

What you will learn


  • critically evaluate theories of criticality and interdependence in the context of security planning,
  • appraise the current state of best practice in network and security operations management in the security context,
  • assess the factors that facilitate or prevent effective risk management of interdependent systems in the context of critical national infrastructure and supply chain.


  • define protocols for information sharing and exchange,
  • account for interdependencies when acquiring and providing services in the context of contracts and through-life processes,
  • critically assess approaches to visualisation and representation of interdependence in an organisational context.


Core content

Critical Infrastructure:

  • defining criticality,
  • global and national level view,
  • organisational level view,
  • supply chain perspective,
  • critical Information. 

Infrastructure SCADA:

  • defining SCADA,
  • SCADA in critical infrastructure and processes.


  • understanding and representing interdependence,
  • managing risk in interdependent systems,
  • information sharing and exchange.

Network monitoring:

  • operations management,
  • indicators and warnings,
  • intrusion detection,
  • penetration testing,
  • links to the strategic context. 

Upgrade to a professional qualification

After successful completion of this Accredited Short Course, 10 credit points can be put towards the Cyber Defence and Information Assurance MSc and the Cyberspace Operations MSc.

 Find out more about short course credit points.

Who should attend

Students must have completed Foundations of Cyber in order to take this as an Accredited Short Course.


A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

For further location and travel details

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.