SANS has joined forces with industry leaders to equip security professionals and control system engineers with the cybersecurity skills they need to defend national critical infrastructure. ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials provides a foundational set of standardized skills and knowledge for industrial cybersecurity professionals. The course is designed to ensure that the workforce involved in supporting and defending industrial control systems is trained to keep the operational environment safe, secure, and resilient against current and emerging cyber threats.
Run Windows command line tools to analyze the system looking for high-risk items
Run Linux command line tools (ps, ls, netstat, ect) and basic scripting to automate the running of programs to perform continuous monitoring of various tools
Install VMWare and create virtual machines to create a virtual lab to test and evaluate tools/security of systems
Better understand various industrial control systems and their purpose, application, function, and dependencies on network IP and industrial communications
Work with operating systems (system administration concepts for Unix/Linux and/or Windows operating systems)
Work with network infrastructure design (network architecture concepts, including topology, protocols, and components)
Better understand the systems' security lifecycle
Better understand information assurance principles and tenets (confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation)
Use your skills in computer network defense (detecting host and network-based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies)
Implement incident response and handling methodologies
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.