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Strengthen your team’s ICS cybersecurity skills with hands-on training from our world-class experts and improve their ability to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks in your OT environment

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Assessing, Hunting, and Monitoring Industrial Control System Networks

This intensive 5-day, hands-on course covers ICS basics and security best practices, assessing industrial environments, ICS threat hunting, and industrial network monitoring. In addition to its classroom component, this course includes many hands-on labs and activities to reinforce the concepts learned.


Online and In-Person

Course Fee

$3,000 / per student for customers*

$4,500 / per student for non-customers*

Dragos ICS Training is available to Dragos customers as well as asset owners and operators in a classroom environment.

  • IT and OT security professionals seeking to increase their knowledge of ICS security best practices and Dragos’ industrial security methodologies and technologies
  • IT security professionals who want to expand their knowledge of industrial environments and how securing them differs from IT environment
  • Please note: COVID-19 vaccination is required for attendees.

  • State-of-the-art training center includes multiple ICS cyber ranges and individual training stations with mini control system kits that enable true hands-on learning
  • Course instructors are drawn from Dragos’ team of ICS cybersecurity experts
  • During the class, students will apply concepts learned using various tools during labs. One of the tools covered is the Dragos Platform.

  • Linux operating system fundamentals, including basic command line usage
  • Conceptual knowledge of programming/scripting
  • Solid grasp of essential networking concepts (OSI model, TCP/IP, networking devices, and transmission media)
  • Understanding of basic security concepts (e.g. malware, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, and vulnerabilities)
  • Some familiarity with network traffic inspection tools (Wireshark, TShark, or tcpdump) is highly recommended.

* Excluding Dragos CyberLens and Dragos Training. Continuing professional education credits are provided upon completion of the course.

Instructors are subject to change.

Course Enrollment


Oct 31-Nov 4, 2021

Hanover, MD

10-18 EDT


Daniel Michaud-Soucy, Lesley Carhart


Dec 6-10, 2021

10-18 EST


Jim Gilsinn, Vern McCandlish

Course Syllabus

Students will learn about the various types of ICS environments, as well as their functions and compositions. Other topics covered will include: ICS network architectures, various types of devices, industrial programming languages such as ladder logic, and ICS communication protocols such as ModbusTCP, DNP3, and Profinet.

Students will act as a Red Team member and learn how to safely assess ICS environments. Four types of assessments will be covered: architecture review, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and red team. Students will use purpose-built red team virtual machines to assess their environments.

Students will be exposed to attacks modeled after real-world advanced threats while acting as SOC analysts, performing continuous monitoring, investigation, case management and other SOC-related responsibilities using the Dragos Platform.

Students will learn Dragos’ threat hunting methodologies, including: planning, hypothesis generation, collecting and analyzing data, and automating lessons learned post-hunt. They will then act as threat hunters through a variety of scenarios covering industrial networks and network/host artifacts.

Our Instructors

Austin Scott
Austin Scott Principal Industrial Penetration Tester

Austin Scott started his career in the early 2000’s as a software developer working on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) products for Schneider Electric. In 2006,…

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Daniel Michaud-Soucy
Daniel Michaud-Soucy Principal Industrial Pentester

Daniel Michaud-Soucy is a Principal Industrial Pentester on the Dragos Professional Services team. Daniel is focusing on penetration testing, red teaming, architecture and vulnerability assessment services within…

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Jason D. Christopher
Jason D. Christopher Principal Cyber Risk Advisor

Jason D. Christopher is a Principal Cyber Risk Advisor at the industrial cybersecurity company Dragos, Inc., where he blends innovative approaches for risk management with state-of-the-art…

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Julian Gutmanis
Julian Gutmanis Principal Industrial Incident Responder

Julian Gutmanis is a Principal Industrial Incident Responder within the Dragos Threat Operations Center, currently based out of Australia. He has over 10 years of experience…

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Lesley Carhart
Lesley Carhart Principal Threat Hunter

Lesley Carhart is a Principal Industrial Incident Responder at the industrial cybersecurity company Dragos, Inc. She has spent more than a decade of her 20+ year…

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Mark Heard
Mark Heard ICS Instructor

Mark Heard is a native Tennessean and graduate of Auburn University with a degree in electrical engineering. Mark was previously a co-instructor for Red Tiger Security’s…

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Seth Enoka
Seth Enoka Senior Industrial Incident Responder

Seth Enoka is a Senior Industrial Incident Responder in the Threat Operations Center. Seth provides tailored compromise assessment, threat hunting, incident response, and digital forensic services.…

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Vern McCandlish
Vern McCandlish Principal Security Analyst

Vern McCandlish works as a Principal Security Analyst in Dragos’ Threat Operations Center, where he focuses on using digital forensics to do incident response and help…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Phoenix Contact and Schneider Electric

During class students are lead through realistic scenarios that use the Phoenix Contact and Schneider Electric PLCs in the same way they might be used in an operating environment. A particular hands-on exercise for the Phoenix Contact requires participants to review a PCAP for the Modbus protocol, as well as 41 100 and 1962. A variety of other protocols are found and discussed as well: IEC 14, DN3, ProfiNet, CIP, and S7com.

The labs allow participants to perform various tasks independently with open source tools that are commonly used in the industry, and then at the end of class, participants perform an end-to-end capstone hunt in the Dragos Platform to simulate tasks that occur in real-life, daily operations and illustrate how those tasks could be accomplished.

The SANS-515 class covers incident response only. Our class goes into explanation of ICS, pentesting and threat hunting. It explores different use cases within each category to be able to relate to the customer daily operations. Our class exposes students to both open source and Dragos tools to provide many options for learning the various technology available. Our instructors really hones in on the thought processes of analyzing data and applying that analysis rather than explaining only how tools work. The students are also exposed to a capture-the-flag scenario as well as individual labs within each module, which is a week-long immersion into ICS, culminating in an end-to-end capstone hunt. Content-wise, the Dragos course would be considered as a 500- or 600-level class and is definitely beyond the SANS-410 class and contains more expansive information than the SANS-515.

At least two instructors will present the class concepts, as well as guest speakers, allowing for more details from their direct experiences in the ICS field. Often discussions lead into how these concepts would be applied in that customer’s environment, allowing other participants in class to relate stories of their wins and fails, giving relatable guidance to their peers.

Students will receive a copy of the manual with the slides and our notes, as well as the student workbook that has all the labs, questions and answers, and work that the student will do. In-person classes get a physical book, virtual classes get a PDF of each book.

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