ICS Security Practitioner

Build the skills a successful industrial control system (ICS) security practitioner needs with our library of role-based courses and learning paths. Learn how to secure mission-critical SCADA and ICS information systems.


What does an ICS security practitioner do?

ICS security practitioners are responsible for restricting digital and physical access to ICS devices, such as PLCs and RTUs, to maximize system uptime and availability. Extensive knowledge of OT and IT protocols, incident response, Linux and Windows OS, configuration management, air-gapped or closed networks, insider threats and physical security controls are important competencies for any ICS security practitioner.


ICS security practitioner career paths

Domain knowledge

  • System administration
  • Systems architecture

Related job titles

  • Information security engineer
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Security systems engineer
  • IT security engineer
  • IS architect
  • System Security Administrator
  • UNIX/Windows System Administrator
  • LAN/WAN Administrator
  • Server Administrator
  • Security Solutions Architect
  • Cybersecurity Architect

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • Systems Testing and Evaluation Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Operations Specialist
  • System Administrator
  • Cyber Infrastructure Support Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Developer
  • Security Architect

Training Material

Suggested courses for ICS security practitioners

Plans & pricing

  • Infosec Skills Personal

    • 190+ role-guided learning paths (e.g., Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, Security+)
    • Skill assessments
    • Infosec peer community support
  • Infosec Skills Teams

    $799 per license / year

    • Team administration and reporting
    • Dedicated client success manager
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    • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Create and assign custom learning paths
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
    • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps

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