ICS Cyber Security Training & Certification

Learn all about ICS Cyber Security  & Get Certified!

Take  this this easy Abhisam online software based training (e-learning) course now and learn all about ensuring Industrial Control System security, SCADA security and Safety Instrumented System security.

Industrial Control Systems, referred to as ICS for short, include control systems such as DCS, PLC, SCADA systems as well as Safety Systems like SIS and others. They are the crucial systems that control plants and keep them safe. Manufacturing plants, as well as  critical infrastructure  (such as the Electrical Grid, pipelines, power generation , water distribution other utilities).

ICS network and control systems also include Buildings control system,  Transportation related control system ( for example Railway signaling systems, ship control systems and so on) as well as Defense related installations.

Today the biggest threats facing  a control system is from the cyber domain. Typically many manufacturing plants and critical infrastructure that exists today was built many years ago. At that time a typical control system was not built for resilience against malicious attacks and even today many of these ICS environments, use older operating systems for their Human Machine interface (Operator and Engineering stations). The Many times the Industrial Control System in an older plant, may run on a very old operating system, which may be difficult to upgrade and patch.

When malicious entities target and attack your control system then you may not only

  • Lose your Intellectual Property (stealing batch recipes, setpoints, process data, production figures, yield ratios) that are stored in the ICS environments.

  • Put your Assets at risk (the breached Industrial Control systems may execute unwanted actions that can cause fires, explosions and environmental damage)

  • Damage your organization's reputation and market capitalization
  • Run afoul of the law

You may need to prepare an incident response protocol that will take these above into account.

Most companies have realized this and seek to employ only those individuals who undergo security training and are qualified in this important subject.  The fastest way of learning this AND getting certified is by accessing this real world training course.

Note: Merely reading standards like IEC 62443 will not prepare you for the task of ensuring ICS Security, you need to understand and know many concepts, aspects and techniques. Companies have realized that negligence (or ignorance), in respect of ICS security can be really disastrous, literally. They have started hiring these cybersecurity professionals who are trained in ICS security and this is an excellent opportunity to boost your career.

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Become an Abhisam Certified Industrial Cybersecurity Professional

This is an excellent opportunity for a security professional to include Industrial Control Systems in their portfolio of skills.Many IT cybersecurity professionals need to take training for security in the ICS environment, which is different from business IT systems. This ICS security training course is ideal for such professionals.

When you take the associated exam, at no additional charge, you also get the opportunity to earn a Certificate and an electronic badge. You can add this to your LinkedIn profile, or at other places online.

Abhisam ICS Security Badge

Get immediate access to this easy learning program (that we call an XPRTU- since it makes you into an expert).

Learn everything, take an online exam and get your Certificate of Competency, along with an electronic badge that you can display online on places like LinkedIn. It is all included in one low price!

You can simply get access to this e-learning course and learn all about these systems, in the comfort of your home or office, in a very easy to understand manner. Simple and easy to learn, with several interactive animations and simulations, this is a great learning experience. 

Animations & Simulations

The course has a large number of easy to understand Animations & Simulations. A picture is worth a thousand words. An animation is worth a thousand pictures. Concepts get understood easily. Compare this to watching a boring lecture! Below is a small sample that shows the evoloution of Industrial Control Systems.

Self Assessment Test

The course has a Self Assessment Test, that helps you gauge your own understanding of the subject. Get immediate feedback on whether you correctly answered the question or not. This also helps you prepare for the online Certification Exam, that you can take & get a Certificate for free!

Cybersecurity Test Question

Free Certification Exam

After you complete the course, you can take a Certification Exam, that results in a Certificate of Competency, on passing. You get two free attempts to take the exam. Show it to your peers, bosses, clients, customers or future employers. This becomes a third party endorsement of your skills in Industrial Cybersecurity. Best part about it? There is no charge for this!

Interesting Life Like Assignment

ICS Security assignments need not be boring. Be part of the Abhisam Cybersecurity thriller when you are part of the course. Watch the first part below:

Real Life Examples & Problems

Learn how to do a Industrial Automation and Control System Cyber Risk Assessment and Risk Management of your own plant or facility.

ICS Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Everything  about ICS Cybersecurity in one package!

All the following topics are included. No other course out there covers all of this, at this price! Everything is explained in a very easy to understand manner.

  • Overview of Industrial Control Systems

  • Basic Concepts of Cybersecurity

  • IACS Threats, Vulnerabilities and Attacks

  • IACS Security Standards

  • IACS Cyber Risk Assessment

  • Case Study (Stuxnet)

  • Advanced Module

  • Assignment Module

  • Self Assessment Test

So what are you waiting for? Get this XPRTU software now, access it either online or as a Download.

Earn an Electronic Badge

You don't just get a Certificate, you also get an electronic badge and all badges conform to the Mozilla Open Badge standard. You can add the badge to your Mozilla backpack or directly share this badge across social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. This raises your image among your peers, customers, clients and employers.

Advanced Topics

Our Advanced Module has some great topics that would be hard to find in other similar ICS Security or SCADA Security courses. They include information about the following:

  • Kill Chain Concept & Stages

  • MITRE ATT@CK Matrix for ICS

  • Honeypots for ICS

and more. (Note: MITRE is a not for profit organization. We are not associated with it but the course contains useful information on interpreting the MITRE framework. More information at their website at https://www.mitre.org


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Just get this interactive, self paced training course on industrial cyber security today and for a fraction of the price that you would otherwise pay for a classroom training course, learn everything that you wanted to know about SIS (but didn't know whom to ask). Note that this course is

  • NOT a Powerpoint Presentation

  • NOT an ebook

  • NOT a video of a guy speaking

It is a comprehensive, software based learning program on industrial control system cyber security that combines interactive animations and simulations, real life examples & situations from plants, an explanation of all difficult to understand terms in very easy language, a self assessment test and much more.

Check below for the TABLE OF CONTENTS  of the Industrial Cybersecurity e-learning course.


MODULE 1- Overview of Industrial Automation & Control Systems (DCS/PLC/SCADA/SIS)

  • Introduction to Industrial Control Systems

  • Industrial Control Systems Application Areas

  • Cyber physical systems

  • Evolution of Industrial Control Systems

  • Pneumatic Controllers

  • Single Loop Controller architecture

  • Control Rooms

  • Control Room & Field

  • Analog Electronic Signals

  • Traditional Controls

  • Point to Point Architecture

  • DDC to DCS

  • DCS

  • DCS as a group of controllers

  • DCS Connection to field devices

  • Fieldbus


  • Programmable Logic Controllers




  • Safety Instrumented Systems

  • SIS Cybersecurity

  • Typical Industrial Control System Architecture

  • Automation Hierarchy

  • Conclusion

MODULE 2- Basic Concepts of Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity Basics

  • Cybersecurity Policy

  • Authorized Access

  • Unauthorized Access

  • Brute Force Attacks

  • Secure Communication

  • Authentication

  • Non Repudiation

  • Encryption

  • Public and Private Keys

  • Locking and Unlocking

  • Public Key Cryptography

  • Digital Signature

  • Defense in Depth

  • Privileges

  • Role of Malware

  • Understanding malware delivery

  • Attack Surface

  • Threats & Vulnerabilities

  • Viruses

  • Worms

  • Trojans

  • Types of Trojans

  • Ransomware

  • Scareware


  • Command & Control

  • Firewalls

  • Firewall Basic Working

  • Classes of Firewalls

  • Deep Packet Inspection Firewalls

  • Intrusion Detection Systems

  • Denial of Service

  • Distributed Denial of Service

  • Telephonic Denial of Service

  • Penetration Testing

  • Backdoors

  • Backdoor Example

  • Demilitarized Zone

  • Privilege Escalation

  • Network Hardening

MODULE 3 - Threats to IACS

  • Introduction

  • Threats to IACS

  • IACS Threat Severity

  • Vulnerability Causes

  • Increased Connectivity

  • Insecure by design

  • Use of COTS

  • Shodan

  • Skill Levels needed

  • Lack of awareness

  • Predisposing Conditions

  • Four Steps to an Attack

  • Vectors

  • Phishing

  • Spear Phishing

  • Social Engineering

  • Fake Profiles

  • Insecure Connections & Firewalls

  • Malicious Websites

  • Waterholing

  • Fake Updates and Pirated Software

  • USB Drives

  • Devices and Software with Vulnerabilities

  • Buffer Overflow

  • SQL Injection

  • APT

  • Port Scanning

  • Cross Site Scripting

  • Packet Sniffing

  • Zero Day Exploits

  • Exploit Markets

  • IACS Attack Categories

  • ICS Targeted attacks

  • Attack Sequence of Events

  • Man in the middle attack

  • MITM in ICS

  • Denial of Service

  • Replay attack

  • Spoofing

  • Blended Attacks

  • More Information

MODULE 4 - IACS Standards

  • Introduction

  • ISA99- Purdue Model

  • IEC 62443 Standard

  • ANSI/ISA/IEC62443 Organization-1

  • Zones, Conduits and Security Levels

  • Chlorine Loading Example

  • Security Level Types

  • Security Levels

  • Cybersecurity Management System & Incident Response

  • ISA Secure Scheme

  • ISO 31000

  • ISO 27000

  • IEC 61508

  • IEC 61508 implementations

  • IEC 61511

  • IEC 61511- More clauses

  • SIS Implications

MODULE 5 - Risk Assessment & Risk Management

  • Introduction

  • ABC Industries Risk Assessment

  • Risk Assessment & Mitigation

  • Non Safety Consequences

  • Risk Assessment Process

  • Security Vulnerability Analysis

  • IACS Evaluation

  • Initial Risk Assessment

  • Threat Assessment

  • IACS Vulnerabiility

  • Consequence Analysis

  • Example Calculation

  • Tolerable Risk

  • Modification-Small Site

  • Modification-Medium Site

  • Modification-Large Site

  • Modification-Remote Site

  • Seven Steps

  • Second Risk Assessment

  • Periodic Assessment

  • Cyberattack Mitigation

MODULE 6 - Case Study

Learn in detail about Stuxnet, the most infamous Industrial Cyberattack till date. This is a must know module for security professionals.

MODULE 7 - Advanced Topics for Industrial Cyber Security

These are essential to know for security professionals.

  • Understanding the Cyber Kill Chain for ICS security

  • Understanding the MITRE ATT&CK Matrix

  • ICS Honeypots

  • Other ICS device search engines like Shodan

  • Self Assessment for Advanced Module

and more

MODULE 8 - Assignment- Be part of the Abhisam Cybersecurity Thriller!

  • Red Team and Blue Team Exercise for Industrial Control System security professionals

MODULE 9- Self Assessment Test (Mock Test)

Before you take the Certification Exam you can take this mock test for practice.

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