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Offensive SCADA/ICS Exploitation

Offensive Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Exploitation.
Live Instructor Led Training (25 working days- 2 hours/day)
The Offensive SCADA/ICS Exploitation Certification provides a comprehensive understanding of the techniques and tools used to exploit vulnerabilities in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition and Industrial Control Systems (ICS). This certification equips professionals with the skills necessary to identify weaknesses in critical infrastructure systems and develop effective countermeasures. Participants will gain hands-on experience in conducting penetration testing, reverse engineering, and vulnerability analysis specific to SCADA/ICS environments.
Course Author and Trainer (Blackhat):
Harshad Shah
Founder & CEO

What you will learn

Offensive Scada/ICS Exploitation helps important industries such as manufacturing, energy, and transportation identify and mitigate potential security risks in their Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems from identifying common vulnerabilities to providing penetration testing services, our team of experts provides highly specialized assessments that can accurately detect any flaws in your SCADA system's security.
Our in-depth approach ensures that you are able to protect your infrastructure from cyberattacks and guarantee a reliable level of performance.
With Offensive Scada/ICS Exploitation, you can trust that your system will always remain up-to-date with the latest technology and optimization needed for peak performance.
We specialize in penetration testing services designed to detect and mitigate potential vulnerabilities across all types of SCADA networks. With our comprehensive audits, we can identify and report any gaps that could compromise the security of your systems and infrastructure.

Who Should Attend CDES?

Information Security Professional
IoT Engineer
Forensics Investigators
Incident Responders
Software Developers
Who wish to be a Malware Analysis
With an interest in SCADA security engineering

SCADA Exploitation Live Training Key Points

SCADA systems are rapidly becoming a target for targeted attackers, with several well documented successful breaches resulting in malevolent attackers getting administrative access to key systems. This access was obtained as a result of the successful intrusions.
Introduction to SCADA
Definition of SCADA.
The relevance in industrial control systems.
Research on SCADA technology.
SCADA System Components and Architectural Design
Overview of key components: Supervisory computers, Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
The protocols for communication in SCADA systems are Modbus, DNP3 and OPC.
System architecture: hierarchical structure and the role of each component.
Functionality and Features of SCADA Systems
Real-time monitoring and control of industrial processes.
Data acquisition and logging: collecting and storing data from sensors and devices.
Alarm and event management: detecting and notifying operators about abnormal conditions.
SCADA Security and Vulnerabilities
Importance of securing SCADA systems from cyber threats.
Common vulnerabilities: weak authentication, unencrypted communication, and lack of patch management.
Best practices for securing systems: network segmentation, access control, and intrusion detection systems.
Applications and Industries Using SCADA Systems
Exploring Application & Industries using SCADA System.


I recently completed the SCADA Exploitation training program, and I must say, it exceeded my expectations. The instructor were not only knowledgeable but also great at explaining complex concepts in an understandable manner. The hands-on exercises provided a practical experience that boosted my confidence in dealing with systems. This program is a must for anyone looking to dive deep into the world of cybersecurity and SCADA.
-Alex M
The SCADA Exploitation training was an eye-opener for me. The trainers demonstrated a deep understanding of SCADA vulnerabilities and how to exploit them, which is crucial for any cybersecurity professional. The real-world scenarios and simulations allowed me to apply the techniques learned in a safe environment. I now feel much more equipped to protect critical infrastructure from potential cyber threats. Kudos to the team for putting together such an impactful program.
-Sarah W
As someone with a background in cybersecurity, the SCADA Exploitation training provided me with the advanced skills I was seeking. The content was comprehensive, covering everything from fundamental concepts to advanced exploitation techniques. The hands-on labs were intense and pushed me to think creatively while understanding the potential risks associated with systems. This program is a game-changer for those serious about defending against cyber threats targeting industrial control systems.
-Akash S

SCADA Syllabus

DOMAIN 1: Foundational Concepts in Operation Technology

O.T. 101: An Overview of the Field of Cybersecurity.
The jargon of operational technology.
Automation and control systems, including distributed control systems, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and industrial control systems.
Convergence and the IT/OT Divide.
Tech for Running Operations Components and a logical layout.
Tech for Running Operations Protocols in a Network.
Dissecting Modbus Data.
Lab Report: Analyzing Modbus Packets.
Virtual PLC, HMI, and Lab Equipment for Simple Control.
Tech for Running Operations Precautions for Cybersecurity.

DOMAIN 2: SCADA System Components and Architectural Design

The Reference Framework for ICS.
Publicly Available Standard Community Protocols.
Pen Testing for Industrial Control Systems and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition.
Typical Private Protocol Reference Architectures from Vendor Examples.
Evaluation of Information Flow Architecture.

DOMAIN 3: ICS/SCADA Exploitation Methodologies and Frameworks

SCADA/ICS Recon Methodology.
Hacking Phases: Information Gathering [Hacker Associate Hacking Phases].
Hacker Associate Exploit Chain.
Scanning, Footprint, Examining Perimeters, and Enumeration Frameworks.
Exploitation Mind Map.
Horizontal and Vertical PE [ Privilege Escalation Technique].
Examining and Research.
Layer by Layer Approach [Comprehensive Guide].

DOMAIN 4: Guidelines and Regulations for Cybersecurity

ISO 27001: International Organization for Standardization 27001 - It is a standard for information security management systems.
ICS/SCADA: Industrial Control Systems/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition: These are systems used in industrial processes to control and monitor physical processes.
NERC CIP: North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection refers to a set of cybersecurity standards for the protection of critical infrastructure in the North American electric utility industry.
CFATS: Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards: This is a set of regulations in the United States that establishes risk-based performance standards for security at high-risk chemical facilities.
ISA99: International Society of Automation 99 is a standard for the security of industrial automation and control systems.
IEC 62443: International Electrotechnical Commission 62443 is a series of standards for the security of industrial automation and control systems.
NIST SP 800-82: National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-82 is a guide from the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology that provides recommendations for securing industrial control systems.

DOMAIN 5: SCADA/ICS Infrastructure Network Security Assessment and Network Assets Exploitation

Policy Development for Physical Security Based on the ISO Roadmap.
Protecting ICS-Specific Protocols.
Conducting a Risk Analysis.
Control Selection and Implementation for Risk Management.
Protecting Against the Dangers of Outdated Technology.

DOMAIN 6: Enterprise SCADA/ICS

Offensive Sniffing.
Actively and passively observing the ICS security posture.
Enterprise attack analysis.
Maintain order and consistency in your response to occurrences.
Learn the necessary steps to take in the event of an incident in your ICS setting.
Threat Hunting: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK).
Examine how well your ICS cybersecurity plan is working as a whole.
Learn about resources for conducting risk assessments in your ICS environment, including tools, techniques, approaches, and activities.

DOMAIN 7: Industrial Cybersecurity Controls as Per IEC62443

Understanding and using IEC 62443 in the context of industrial cybersecurity controls for sectors such as oil and gas, the power sector, manufacturing, and more is essential.
Assurance and authentication Dual Factors Control Cybersecurity.
Smartcard Security Analysis.
Managing Passwords.
Authentication Using Biometrics.
Using a Tangible Object as Proof.
RFID attack vector.
Application Security.

DOMAIN 8: Spotting and Exploiting Security Gaps in ICS

Spotting: Host-based, Device-based and Network-based Targets.
Deep Research.

DOMAIN 9: SCADA/ICS: Threat Hunting

APT Groups.
Cyber Kill Chain.
Tactics, Technique, and Procedure.
MITRE Enterprise Framework.
Beaconing Behavior Analysis.
Hunting Based on the IOA [ Indicator of Attack].
Hunting Based on the IOC [ Indicator of Compromise].
Malicious C2 Connection Analysis.
Examining: Outbound/External Connection.
Malware Research: Malware Static Analysis.
Malware Research: Malware Dynamic Analysis.
Unwanted Application.


Networking Fundamentals.
Computer Architecture and OS Concepts.
x86 Architecture Interpretation.
ARM Architecture Interpretation.
TCP/IP Suite.
System Administration.

System Requirements

Make sure to have the following configuration and accounts for SCADA training.
CPU: 64-bit Intel i5/i7 with 4th generation + (2.0 GHz)
8 GB of RAM or higher
300 GB free space
Administrator Access
Wi-Fi 802.11 capability
Windows 10 Pro, Linux or macOS (Latest updated)

Why are attackers targeting Scada/ICS technology? Why is Scada such an attractive target for hackers?

Many SCADA systems are vulnerable because they are old, legacy software. Today, businesses increasingly link SCADA networks to the web.
SCADA systems often go without updates for fear of causing problems. This can weaken your digital defences and make them easier to breach for malicious actors.

How to exploit the ICS/Scada network and technology?

Documenting system configurations and inventorying SCADA applications.
Scan the port to locate ineffective security measures.
Hacking Phases: Information Gathering [ Hacker Associate Hacking Phases].
Hacker Associate Exploit Chain.
Password Policy Review.
Horizontal and Vertical PE [ Privilege Escalation Technique].
SCADA/ICS Infrastructure Network Security Assessment.
Network asset exploitation.
Exploit Development.
Stress Assessment and Testing.
Live Bruteforce Attack [Modern Approach].
Security Misconfiguration [Manual Review].
Offensive Sniffing.

Offensive SCADA/ICS Exploitation Certified

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