ICS/SCADA Cybersecurity

Duration : 2 Days (16 Hours)

ICS/SCADA Cybersecurity Course Overview:

The ICS/SCADA Cybersecurity certification acknowledges professional expertise in safeguarding Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems from cyber threats. These systems are vital components of industrial infrastructures, including power plants, water treatment facilities, and factories. The certification demonstrates proficiency in identifying vulnerabilities, enhancing system security, and responding promptly to cyber incidents. Industries rely on certified professionals to ensure their ICS/SCADA systems are protected against cyber threats, ensuring uninterrupted industrial operations, safeguarding proprietary information, and preventing potential public safety hazards. Additionally, the certification helps industries demonstrate compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

Intended Audience:

  • IT professionals focused on industrial control systems (ICS)
  • SCADA system operators and designers
  • Cybersecurity professionals in manufacturing industries
  • Energy sector security engineers
  • Utility company IT managers
  • Network security administrators for industrial facilities
  • Cybersecurity students focused on critical infrastructure
  • Professionals in charge of risk management in industrial operations.

Learning Objectives of ICS/SCADA Cybersecurity:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, including their architecture, components, and functionalities.
  2. Identify potential vulnerabilities and probable threats to ICS/SCADA systems, including common attack vectors and exploitation techniques.
  3. Learn methodologies, techniques, and tools used for assessing the security of ICS/SCADA systems, including penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.
  4. Develop practical skills in designing and implementing secure automation systems to protect against cyber attacks.
  5. Acquire knowledge about relevant regulations and standards governing ICS/SCADA security, and understand the importance of compliance in safeguarding critical infrastructures.
  6. Understand the essentials of risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies specific to ICS/SCADA environments.
  7. Gain insights into incident response procedures for cybersecurity incidents affecting ICS/SCADA systems, including containment, eradication, and recovery.
  8. Learn the significance of establishing a cybersecurity culture within an organization, including training and awareness programs for employees.
 Module 1: Introduction to ICS/SCADA Network Defense
  • IT Security Model
  • ICS/SCADA Security Model
  • Introduction and Overview
  • Introducing TCP/IP Networks
  • Internet RFCs and STDs
  • TCP/IP Protocol Architecture
  • Protocol Layering Concepts
  • TCP/IP Layering
  • Components of TCP/IP Networks
  • ICS/SCADA Protocols
  • Review of the Hacking Process
  • Hacking Methodology
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Footprinting
  • Scanning
  • Enumeration
  • Identify Vulnerabilities
  • Exploitation
  • Covering Tracks
  • Challenges of Vulnerability Assessment
  • System Vulnerabilities
  • Desktop Vulnerabilities
  • ICS/SCADA Vulnerabilities
  • Interpreting Advisory Notices
  • CVE
  • ICS/SCADA Vulnerability Sites
  • Life Cycle of a Vulnerability and Exploit
  • Challenges of Zero-Day Vulnerability
  • Exploitation of a Vulnerability
  • Vulnerability Scanners
  • ICS/SCADA Vulnerability Uniqueness
  • Challenges of Vulnerability Management Within ICS/SCADA
  • ISO 27001
  • ISA99
  • IEC 62443
  • NIST SP 800-82
  • Physical Security
  • Establishing Policy – ISO Roadmap
  • Securing the Protocols Unique to the ICS
  • Performing a Vulnerability Assessment
  • Selecting and Applying Controls to Mitigate Risk
  • Monitoring
  • Mitigating the Risk of Legacy Machines
  • Do You Really Want to Do This?
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Guard
  • Data Diode
  • Next Generation Firewalls
  • What IDS Can and Cannot Do
  • Types IDS
  • Network
  • Host
  • Network Node
  • Advantages of IDS
  • Limitations of IDS
  • Stealthing the IDS
  • Detecting Intrusions

ICS/SCADA Cybersecurity Course Prerequisites:

• Fundamental knowledge of ICS/SCADA systems
• Basic understanding of networking protocols
• Knowledge of cybersecurity principles
• Understanding of common vulnerabilities and threats to ICS/SCADA systems
• Experience with computer programming languages
• Familiarity with configuring network devices and debugging network issues.

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