Cybersecurity Certifications

Cybersecurity Certifications

Industrial Control Systems Certifications

Attacks on industrial control infrastructure are occurring with increasing frequency and strength. Control systems across the globe need strong infosec teams behind them to ensure these threats do not succeed. GIAC's industrial control system certifications cover what ICS professionals need to know: how to protect and defend critical industrial systems and respond to incidents that will inevitably occur. By getting certified in ICS, you confirm your ability to protect essential infrastructure as well as your value to the workplace.

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"I work in industrial control systems (ICS) as a systems integrator. While I'm not yet certified, the GCIP is on my short list of extremely relevant certs for the future of our industry. Looking forward to holding that piece of paper one day soon!" - Jeremy Schlosser

GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)

The GICSP bridges together IT, engineering and cyber security to achieve security for industrial control systems from design through retirement.

  • Industrial control system components, purposes, deployments, significant drivers, and constraints
  • Control system defense, attack surfaces, methods, and tools
  • Incident-response skills in a control system environment, governance models and resources

Affiliated Training: ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials

GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID)

The GRID certification is for professionals who want to prove that they can perform active defense strategies specific to and appropriate for an Industrial Control System (ICS) network and systems.

  • Active Defense Concepts and Application, Detection and Analysis in an ICS environment
  • ICS-focused discovery and monitoring, digital forensics, and incident response
  • Malware Analysis Techniques, Threat Analysis in an ICS environment, and Threat Intelligence Fundamentals

Affiliated Training: ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response

GIAC Critical Infrastructure Protection (GCIP)

The GCIP certification validates that professionals who access, support and maintain the critical systems have an understanding of the regulatory requirements of NERC CIP as well as practical implementation strategies.

  • BES cyber system identification and strategies for lowering their impact rating
  • Nuances of NERC defined terms and CIP standards applicability
  • Strategic implementation approaches for supporting technologies
  • Recurring tasks and strategies for CIP program maintenance

Affiliated Training: ICS456: Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection