Learning Path

ICS/SCADA Security Fundamentals

Learn industrial control systems, their environments, and regulatory standards

What you will learn

The Industrial Control System (ICS)/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Security Fundamentals learning path enables you to understand fundamentals of ICS operation and security. Everything from the environment, infrastructure and devices that comprise the system to the architecture, policies and standards that govern operation and their maintenance. You will learn about ICS networking devices and architectures, and security practices needed to defend these systems from threats.

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Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Introduction

Course — 00:27:07

K0137, K0437

A look at operational technology and ICS, including infrastructure, asset types and environments.

ICS Fundamentals

Course — 00:32:38

K0004, K0137, K0179, K0221, K0332, K0437, K0561

A look at ICS fundamentals such as SCADA, SIS, DCS and ICS communications.

ICS Operational Environment

Course — 00:36:24

K0002, K0054, K0137, K0154, K0157, K0158, K0200, K0267, K0437, S0167

A look at the ICS operational environment, exploring policies and standards, configuration management and more.

ICS Networking

Course — 00:29:30

K0027, K0049, K0056, K0075, K0113, K0137, K0170, K0221, K0240, K0322, K0332, K0417, K0437, K0491, K0561, K0565, S0077

Explore ICS networking, including architecture, industry 4.0 and ICS network protocol analysis.

ICS Security Introduction

Course — 00:31:24

K0007, K0047, K0048, K0049, K0054, K0056, K0065, K0084, K0137, K0170, K0179, K0200, K0233, K0240, K0437, K0561, S0031, S0077, S0144, S0147, S0256

A look at ICS security, including cybersecurity frameworks, physical security and more.

ICS Security Management

Course — 01:04:17

K0002, K0007, K0021, K0026, K0032, K0042, K0048, K0056, K0065, K0084, K0137, K0154, K0157, K0170, K0200, K0231, K0240, K0361, K0399, K0437, K0496, K0519, S0079, S0144, S0171

Exploring ICS security management, including asset management, mitigating cyber risk in ICS, intrusion detection and prevention and more.

ICS SCADA Security Fundamentals Skill Assessment

Assessment — 72 questions — 00:36:00

Meet the author

Matthew Campagnola is a cybersecurity professional with experience in information technology and Industrial Control System (ICS)/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) security. His experience includes designing secure ICS/SCADA network architectures as well as conducting cybersecurity assessments of critical infrastructure, manufacturing plants and public utilities.

In his free time, Matthew enjoys participating in ICS/SCADA oriented hacking events on both the offensive and defensive teams.

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Related job titles

  • SCADA supervisors
  • SCADA system administrators
  • SCADA analysts
  • SCADA vendors
  • Anyone with a desire to learn how to protect critical infrastructure!

How to claim CPEs

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