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Intro to Critical Infrastructure

Gain hands-on experience with key Critical Infrastructure (CI) cybersecurity concepts, including PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, Modbus, and related protocols.

  •    50.00 USD
  •   Six Month Access

Instructor-led Only
NDG Intro to Critical Infrastructure is not available to self-paced learners.

This content is offered as instructor-led only. Please contact your instructor for enrollment and purchasing instructions.

Course Details

In our rapidly evolving society, there's a growing demand for technology professionals proficient in cybersecurity to safeguard Critical Infrastructure. However, many Information Technology and cyber learners lack exposure to operation technology (OT), which is vital in fields like manufacturing and utilities. To address this gap, NDG has developed hands-on labs. These labs introduce learners to key OT concepts. The first six labs are suitable for all levels, while labs seven to fourteen are designed for those with networking and cybersecurity backgrounds. The NDG Intro to Critical Infrastructure for IT Learners lab series offers immersive experiences, covering topics such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), SCADA systems, Modbus communication protocol, and CI protocols. After mastering some PLC basics, learners can apply their networking and cybersecurity skills to review network protocols and understand how hackers gather information to attack a PLC.


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  • Module List

    Lab 01: Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
    Lab 02: PLC Programming Languages
    Lab 03: Building Your First PLC Program
    Lab 04: Introduction to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
    Lab 05: Building a SCADA Human Machine Interface
    Lab 06: Introduction to Modbus
    Lab 07: Exploring ICS Packet Captures
    Lab 08: ICS Protocols
    Lab 09: Scanning Industrial Control Systems
    Lab 10: MiTM/DoS Attack Automation on ICS
    Lab 11: Pentesting a Corporate Environment
    Lab 12: Setting Up a Command-and-Control Center
    Lab 13: Setting Up a Pivot
    Lab 14: Deep Pivot with LDAP
    No Lab: Launch Cyber Range