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Course Detail

Course Name SCADA Network Security
Course Code 21SN646
Program M. Tech. in Cyber Security Systems & Networks
Credits 3


ICS Overview-Processes & Roles,Controllers and Field Devices,SCADA,Exercise: Programming a PLC & HMI. IT & ICS Differences-ICS Life Cycle Challenges,Architectures and Field Devices-ICS Attack Surface,Secure ICS Network Architectures,Exercise-Identifying External Attack Surfaces,Architecting a Secure ICS Site,Communications and Protocols-Ethernet and TCP/IP,Enforcement Zone Devices,Basic Cryptography,Wireless Technologies,Wireless Attacks and Defenses,Exercise,Enumerating Modbus TCP ,Supervisory Systems,Supervisory Servers & Attacks,User Interfaces & Attacks,Defending Services,Exercise: Bypassing Auth with SQL Injection,Fuzzing,ICS Security Governance,Defending Unix and Linux,Endpoint Protection,Measuring Cyber Security Risk,Incident Response,Exercise-Hardening Linux,Event Logs,Risk Approaches and Calculations


  1. Eric D. Knapp, “Industrial Network Security: Securing Critical Infrastructure Networksfor Smart Grid, SCADA, and Other Industrial Control Systems”, O’Reilly, 2014
  2. Robert Radvanovsky and Jacob Brodsky, “Handbook of SCADA/Control SystemsSecurity”, Second Edition, 2016
  3. Jack Wiles and Ted Claypoole, “Techno Security’s Guide to Securing SCADA: AComprehensive Handbook On Protecting The Critical Infrastructure”,2008

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Understanding SCADA Architectures and learn how to program PLC and HMI (PSO2)
  • CO2: Understand how to Identify External Attack Surfaces and the various SCADA protocols that exist and the importance of them in the real world (PSO1,PSO3)
  • CO3: Learn how to automate vulnerability detection techniques and Architecting a Secure ICS Environment (PSO1,PSO2,PSO3,PSO4)
  • CO4: Understand different ICS Security Governance used in industry such as Hardening OS, Risk Approaches and Calculations etc (PSO1,PSO2,PSO3,PSO4)

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