Industrial Control Systems Security

SANS has joined forces with industry leaders and experts to strengthen the cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The initiative is equipping security professionals and control system engineers with the security awareness, work-specific knowledge, and hands-on technical skills they need to secure automation and control system technology.

Featured Industrial Control System Security Courses & Certifications


    SANS ICS Community Forum

    Participate in the SANS ICS Community Forum where ICS professionals discuss current security events, share tips, ask questions, and connect with others passionate about securing our critical infrastructure.

    Never again miss any community event, a great job opportunity or the latest free resources authored by SANS ICS practitioner faculty.

    SANS Security Awareness

    The SANS Industrial Control System Security Faculty has designed the most comprehensive ICS training and resources to help you understand, assess, and strengthen critical infrastructures. Our NERC CIP Cyber Security training and Security Awareness instruction will arm you with the skills you need to protect, operate, and support Industrial Control Systems to the highest standards.

    ICS Security Summit & Training 2022

    Free Virtual Summit: June 2-3 | Training: June 4-9 | Orlando, FL & Live Online The annual ICS Security Summit brings together the industry’s top practitioners and leading experts from around the globe to share actionable ideas, methods, and techniques for safeguarding critical infrastructures. At this year’s ICS Security Summit, you’ll have the chance to learn, connect, and share with thousands of cybersecurity professionals in attendance online and in-person.

    SANS.edu Graduate Certificate in ICS

    Designed for working InfoSec and IT professionals, the graduate certificate in Industrial Control Systems Security is a highly technical, hands-on 12-credit-hour program focused on teaching the applied technologies used to defend and secure industrial control systems, operations technology, and cyber-physical systems.

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    About Industrial Control Systems Security

    ICS security is a security framework that protects these systems against accidental or intentional risks. The SANS ICS Curricula provides hands-on training courses focused on Attacking and Defending ICS environments. These courses equip both security professionals and control system engineers with the knowledge and skills they need to safeguard our critical infrastructures. Learn More

    Why Is the ICS Initiative Important?
    • Tremendous gains are being achieved in industrial applications by sharing and analyzing data, but we need professionals who can address the security challenges.
    • Preparation is critical because ICS incidents are occurring with increasing frequency and damaging systems.
    • Control systems are widely deployed and need your attention - there is no such thing as a system that is too small.
    • Up-to-date ICS knowledge and security skills can help keep our critical systems safe.
    • Shared learning translates into results - effective security requires the integration of cybersecurity professionals, ICS support staff, and engineers.