Special Notices

This is an NCSC Certified Training Course.

National Cyber Security Centre Certified Training

Overview

The Securing ICS: Becoming a Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) course is designed to provide those at IT/operational level (or equivalent) with an understanding of today’s cyber security challenges facing their ICS environments. This knowledge is vital when managing the day to day running of all aspects of security for those environments.

The course will show how to combine the disciplines of IT, OT and Physical Security to show how to best support their organisations cyber security and risk mitigation/reduction strategies for their ICS environments. In addition, it will provide the knowledge level required to challenge the GICSP certificate.

If you are an IT, an operational or a physical security professional responsible for any ICS environment and/or people working on securing these systems including:

  • Business Technical/Engineering/Procurement Lead
  • ICS Policy Maker
  • Site/Asset Single Point of Accountability (SPA) for security and/or Incident Response
  • Site/Asset IT Manager
  • ICS Consultant
  • Integrator

…then this course is for you.

It provides an in-depth understanding across multiple industry sectors of what the current standards and regulations are, cyber security risks are and the threats currently facing your ICS environments. In addition, it discusses how to forward plan to help mitigate and reduce these risks. Lastly it discusses how to plan for and respond effectively to a cyber incident.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course. However, all attendees need a good understanding of either basic IT or OT skills. A handbook of supporting material will be provided.

Learning Outcomes

The course consists of five days (30 CPE credits) classroom training broken down into a mix of lectures, discussions and exercises.

By the end of the course, you will know:

  • How to identify what current and emerging threats your ICS face
  • Where your ICS environments are vulnerable
  • What actions you need to take to secure your systems and help reduce the risk.
  • How to prepare for and handle a security incident
  • Prepare for challenging the GICSP exam

Course Outline

This course is a skilled level course that allows an attendee from either side (IT or OT) to have a base understanding of the ‘other side of the firewall’.

The course follows a whole lifecycle approach for designing, implementing, monitoring and decommissioning an ICS and covers the following modules:

  • ICS Basics (for non-OT personnel)
  • Cybersecurity Essentials (for ICS personnel)
  • ICS Security Governance and security risk
  • ICS Architecture
  • ICS Hardening
  • Access Management
  • Physical Security
  • ICS Security Assessments
  • ICS Security Monitoring
  • Incident Response
  • GIAC GICSP Exam Preparation

Exam Information

Please note, whilst this course prepares for GIAC GICSP certification it does not include the examination itself. Candidates must purchase the exam directly with GIAC or SANS.

Cyber Security Learning Paths

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Security Auditor
Intrusion Analyst
CompTIA Security Includes Security+, CySA+ and CASP
Industrial Control Systems & Operational Technology Technical
Industrial Control Systems & Operational Technology Management
Cyber Management Average salary: £80,000*

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Intrusion Analyst Average salary: £65,000*

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CompTIA Security Average salary: £57,000*

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