ICS/SCADA Security Fundamentals Learning Path

Learn industrial control systems, their environments, and regulatory standards

5 hours, 16 minutes

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About ICS/SCADA Security Fundamentals

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.



ICS SCADA Security Fundamentals Skill Assessment

Assessment - 72 questions

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Introduction

Course - 00:27:00

An introduction to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT), including a discussion on critical infrastructure, an overview of ICS environments and comparison of information technology (IT) and ICS.
ICS Fundamentals

Course - 00:33:00

This crash course in ICS fundamentals covers a wide range of topics such as the types of ICSes and their assets, ICS communication and networking protocols and an introduction to the supervisory zone. It ends by exploring the role of data in ICS operation and its impact on business processes.
ICS Operational Environment

Course - 00:36:00

An examination of the operation and governance of Industrial Control Systems, including a discussion on risk and compliance, an introduction to ICS standards, a detailed look at configuration management and some common challenges inherent to the operation of ICS.
ICS Networking

Course - 00:30:00

A deep dive into ICS networking that explores communication devices/services, the architectures that enable control and enforce zoning within these systems and a discussion on the future of ICS networking.
ICS Security Introduction

Course - 00:31:00

An introduction to ICS security with a look at past real-world ICS cyberattacks, a discussion on existing cybersecurity frameworks and ICS security standards. Followed by an introduction to the concept of defense-in-depth, the role of physical security and the MITRE ATT&CK for ICS framework.
ICS Security Management

Course - 01:01:00

A thorough investigation of ICS security management techniques, technologies and principles through discussions on asset management, physical security and access control, and risk assessments and remediation activities. This sets the stage for an examination of intrusion detection/prevention, incident response, remediation and a brief overview of penetration testing ICS networks.

Meet the author

Matt Campagnola

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

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