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After taking this course, you’ll:

  • Recognize the difference between traditional malware and malware tailored for industrial control systems

  • Understand why malware that targets industrial control systems is so dangerous

  • Be acquainted with how ICS-specific malware is introduced into an industrial network

  • Be able to explain specific defensive measures that can be used to defend industrial networks against specific threats

  • Be prepared to provide stakeholders with concrete examples of how malware could be used to impact your industrial assets

Course curriculum

    1. 1.1. What is Havex?

    2. 1.2. How to Defend against Havex | Spear Phishing Attacks

    3. 1.3. How to Defend against Havex | Watering Hole Attacks

    1. 2.1. What is BlackEnergy?

    2. 2.2. Attack Vector

    3. 2.3. Functionality and Target

    4. 2.4. Detection

    5. 2.5. Defending Industrial Networks Against BlackEnergy | Part 1

    6. 2.6. Defending Industrial Networks Against BlackEnergy | Part 2

    7. 2.7. Defending Industrial Networks Against BlackEnergy | Part 3

    1. 3.1. What is Industroyer/CRASHOVERRIDE?

    2. 3.2. Industroyer Functionality

    3. 3.3. Industroyer Attack Vector and Targets

    4. 3.4. Industroyer Malware Detection

    5. 3.5. Defending Against Industroyer | Part 1

    6. 3.6. Defending Against Industroyer | Part 2

    7. 3.7. Defending Against Industroyer | Part 3

    8. 3.8. Defending Against Industroyer | Part 4

    9. 3.9. Defending Against Industroyer | Part 5

    10. 3.10. Defending Against Industroyer | Part 6

    11. 3.11. Defending Against Industroyer | Part 7

About this course

  • 21 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content
  • Pro Course
  • Earn Certificate of Completion

Ideal for you if…

  • You have a background in industrial control systems, and want to pursue a career in cybersecurity

  • You are familiar with basic cybersecurity concepts, but are new to cybersecurity for industrial control systems

  • You have a need to defend your industrial networks

  • You need to know how to communicate business risk posed by insecure configurations or poor security architecture to stakeholders


Are you a security professional who’s worried about the potential for cyberattacks on industrial networks?

Industrial Control Systems Malware is becoming an increasingly serious threat to businesses and enterprises of all sizes. It has been used to cause extensive damage in the physical world not only to equipment but also potentially to loss of life. Some examples include Stuxnet, Havex, Black Energy, and Industroyer which are all very dangerous cyberweapons.

Our Introduction to Industrial Control System Malware course will help you better understand ICS-specific threats so you can protect your organization from them and keep vital systems running smoothly. You'll learn how these malware work so that you can be prepared and confident knowing what risks are out there and how to respond quickly if such attacks occur.

Enroll today in our Introduction To Industrial Control System Malware course and start learning now!

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Marcin Trojak

From my experience, I have to say that RealPars is the most professional online training program out there. The instructors are easy to follow and clearly explain PLC theories with excellent supporting visuals and real-life application examples. I like that they provide a summary after each lesson that brings together all the information and makes it easier to retain. Plus, I can train anytime, anywhere. I’m a maintenance apprentice right now, but when I complete RealPars training I’ll be ready to go after the PLC programming jobs I want.

Mohammad Khabazi

I work on electrical and instrument maintenance now, but my goal is to become a full-time PLC programmer. University courses take too much money and time. The RealPars video training method is great…the instructors are all experts and speak clearly so they keep my interest and are easy to follow. I’m eager to gain even more PLC expertise as new content is added.

Meet your instructor

Justin Wilson

Meet Justin, a seasoned controls engineer with over 8 years of experience under his belt. His expertise extends beyond just controls, as he possesses a wealth of knowledge in cybersecurity within the industrial space. Currently serving as a Concierge Security Engineer at Arctic Wolf, Justin is always up for a challenge and eager to put his skills to the test. Let Justin be your guide to a safer and more secure world!

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  • Can I get a certificate for this course?

    Yes. RealPars will issue a Certificate of Completion (certified by RealPars) when you complete the course.

  • What is Industrial Control System Malware?

    Industrial Control System Malware is a type of malicious software that specifically targets industrial control systems, which are used to manage and control critical infrastructure such as power grids, water treatment plants, and manufacturing facilities.

  • Who should take this course?

    This course is ideal for security professionals who want to learn more about ICS-specific threats and how to protect their organizations from them. It's also beneficial for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of cybersecurity threats in the industrial sector.

  • What will I learn in this course?

    In this course, you'll learn about the different types of Industrial Control System Malware and how they work, as well as how to identify and respond to potential threats. You'll also learn about the importance of defense-in-depth strategies and best practices for securing industrial control systems.

  • Is this course suitable for beginners?

    Yes, this course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about Industrial Control System Malware, regardless of their technical background or experience.

  • What is the required software?

    There won't be any specific hardware or software required for completing this course.

  • Can my employer purchase a course for me?

    Yes. Most people enroll individually, and then submit their receipt to their employer for reimbursement. However, if your employer has a tuition budget and wants to train 5 people or more, you can send us an email at [email protected] and we will help you with bulk signup.

  • Can I register for a course if I am working full time?

    Of course. All of our course content is pre-recorded, so you can work and study on your own time.

  • Do I have to travel to take this course?

    Nope! All our courses are offered online, so you can take them from anywhere in the world. All you need is a high-speed internet connection and the applicable software for your course.