Become a Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA)

The Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA) certification path covers everything from field-based attacks to automated vulnerability assessments for SCADA networks. You'll learn how to defend against both internal and external attackers to provide holistic security for critical industrial automation systems.

10 courses  //   45 videos  //   8 hours of training

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Certified SCADA Security Architect training

This learning path teaches you how to defend the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) that manage our nation’s critical infrastrucure. Ten courses build your SCADA security knowledge around the eight Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA) domains. You’ll learn about defending against common SCADA threats and vulnerabilities, conducting risk assessments, implementing remote access and physical controls, and more. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to earn your CSSA certification and validate your SCADA security knowledge.

Learning path components

CSSA Custom Practice Exam
Practice Exam
CSSA Custom Practice Exam

CSSA Custom Practice Exam

Prepare for your CSSA exam and test your domain knowledge.

Number of questions: 75

CSSA Skill Assessment
Assessment
CSSA Skill Assessment

CSSA Skill Assessment

See how your CSSA skills stack up against other professionals in your field.

Number of questions: 20

SCADA Cyber Range
Cyber Range
SCADA Cyber Range

SCADA Cyber Range

Gain practical experience and build real-world Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) skills through 15 hands-on labs in the SCADA Cyber Range.

15 labs
3 hours of training

SCADA Security Frameworks
Course
SCADA Security Frameworks

SCADA Security Frameworks

This course will begin your reintroduction to SCADA security frameworks, covering common threats to SCADA, relevant security standards and bodies, developing SCADA security policies and more.

5 videos
44 minutes of training

SCADA Security Assessment
Course
SCADA Security Assessment

SCADA Security Assessment

Review your understanding of SCADA security assessment with this course covering SCADA security objectives, security assessment programs and more.

5 videos
29 minutes of training

SCADA Device Identification and Analysis
Course
SCADA Device Identification and Analysis

SCADA Device Identification and Analysis

Make sure you know what you need to know with this course on SCADA device identification and analysis.

6 videos
30 minutes of training

SCADA Vulnerabilities
Course
SCADA Vulnerabilities

SCADA Vulnerabilities

Explore SCADA vulnerabilities with this course covering common vulnerabilities, vulnerability scanning, server OS testing and more.

4 videos
20 minutes of training

Pentesting SCADA Services and Protocols
Course
Pentesting SCADA Services and Protocols

Pentesting SCADA Services and Protocols

Review what it takes to attack standard services, server OS, ICS protocols and more with this course on pentesting SCADA services and protocols.

4 videos
20 minutes of training

SCADA Access Controls
Course
SCADA Access Controls

SCADA Access Controls

In this course, you'll look at the importance of SCADA access controls. Review physical safety, access control models and more.

4 videos
24 minutes of training

Remote Access and Field Site Security
Course
Remote Access and Field Site Security

Remote Access and Field Site Security

Re-familiarize yourself with the challenges of remote access and field site security through this course on remote access techologies, field site firewalls and more.

6 videos
30 minutes of training

SCADA Network Security
Course
SCADA Network Security

SCADA Network Security

In this course, you'll refresh your knowledge of SCADA network security through secure network design, firewalls and logical security zones.

3 videos
23 minutes of training

SCADA Intrusion Detection and Incident Response
Course
SCADA Intrusion Detection and Incident Response

SCADA Intrusion Detection and Incident Response

Get to grips with what you need to know for SCADA intrusion detection and incident response.

4 videos
35 minutes of training

Learn SCADA Preventative Controls
Course
Learn SCADA Preventative Controls

Learn SCADA Preventative Controls

Brush up on what you need to prevent or mitigate disasters with this course on SCADA preventative controls.

4 videos
29 minutes of training

 

What you’ll learn.

The Certified SCADA Security Architect certification exam includes eight primary objectives:

  • SCADA security policy development
  • SCADA security standards and best practices
  • Access control
  • SCADA protocol security issues
  • Securing field communications
  • User authentication and authorization
  • Detecting cyber-attacks on SCADA systems
  • Vulnerability assessment

Who is this for?

An understanding of SCADA and ICS is recommended. This certification path is designed for:

  • SCADA supervisors
  • SCADA analysts
  • Industrial network administrators
  • IT professionals looking to learn industrial control system (ICS) security
  • Anyone with a desire to learn how to protect critical infrastructure and get certified!

SCADA Cyber Range

This cyber range helps you develop your knowledge of SCADA and Industrial Control System (ICS) security by practicing on cloud-hosted virtual machines. You’ll build and reinforce your skills as you progress through labs covering a wide range of SCADA security topics, including reconnaissance, scanning, honeypots, attacks and exploits. You’ll also perform several Capture the Flag (CTF) exercises designed to validate your new SCADA security skills.

 

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