GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security badge achieved after attending the GICSP Course and Certification

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GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)

Protect industrial systems from cyber attacks and gain expertise in securing critical infrastructure and industrial control systems against digital threats.

course: GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)

Duration: 5 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

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Elevate your career in industrial cybersecurity with the Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) certified course. Led by industry experts, this program provides specialized training in safeguarding industrial control systems. Acquire essential skills to protect critical infrastructure and validate your expertise with the GICSP certification. Position yourself as a key player in securing industrial environments with this comprehensive and practical course.

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Who is this course for?

Who is the GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) training course for?

GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) is an information security certification program that is designed for professionals who want to validate their knowledge and skills in various areas of cybersecurity. It is intended for individuals in information security, cybersecurity, and IT risk management roles. The GIAC program covers a wide range of topics related to cybersecurity, including intrusion detection, incident handling, network security, penetration testing, digital forensics, and secure software development. By obtaining a GIAC certification, individuals can demonstrate their proficiency in specific areas of cybersecurity and validate their expertise to potential employers.


What you will learn during our GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) course.

  • Overview of industrial control systems (ICS) and their components
  • Overview of ICS security challenges and threats
  • ICS security standards and frameworks (NIST, ISA/IEC, etc.)
  • ICS security assessment methods and tools (Nessus, Nmap, etc.)
  • Overview of ICS network architectures and protocols
  • ICS network segmentation methods and techniques
  • ICS network monitoring methods and tools (Wireshark, Snort, etc.)
  • ICS network defense methods and tools (firewalls, VPNs, IDS/IPS, etc.)
  • Overview of ICS device types and functions (PLCs, RTUs, SCADA systems, etc.)
  • ICS device identification methods and tools (Shodan, Censys, etc.)
  • ICS device vulnerability analysis methods and tools (Binwalk, Ghidra, etc.)
  • ICS device hardening methods and techniques (firmware updates, password protection, etc.)
  • Overview of ICS application types and functions (HMI, OPC, DCS systems, etc.)
  • ICS application communication methods and protocols (Modbus, DNP3, S7comm, etc.)
  • ICS application exploitation methods and tools (Metasploit, Scapy)
  • ICS application protection methods and techniques (encryption, authentication)
  • Overview of ICS incident response concepts and challenges
  • ICS incident response phases and activities (preparation, identification, containment)
  • ICS incident response methods and tools (Volatility, FTK Imager)
  • ICS incident response reporting and documentation


How to best be prepared for our GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) course.

  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking and protocols
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Basic familiarity with Linux and Windows operating systems and command line tools
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Basic understanding of core networking services such as DNS, DHCP etc.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Basic understanding of common wireless standards

Meet our instructors

Meet some of the Readynez Instructors you can meet on your course. They are experts, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to give back to their industry, their field, and those who want to learn, explore, and advance in their careers.

Kevin Henry

Kevin has served for years as an authorised instructor for (ISC)2 and is renowned for his 20-year contribution to learners training for IT security skills

Kevin Henry is a well-known and highly respected expert instructor with Readynez.

Kevin has served for many years as an authorised instructor for (ISC)2 and he is renowned for his 20-year contribution to learners training for IT security skills- and certifications such as the CISSP, CSSLP, CISM, CISA and CCSP everywhere in the world.

Kevin is a force to be reckoned with, being an authorised instructor and training no less than 9.000 online learners monthly in the fields of information security and audit, in addition to the many students that attend his instructor-led courses with Readynez

He is also one of the most highly-rated instructors and most often he is given scores of 10/10 by his delegates. 


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Friedhelm Düsterhöft

Friedhelm Düsterhöft has 30+ years of work experience in IT, Information Security and Data Privacy.

Friedhelm Düsterhöft is a Senior Information Security Consultant, Auditor, Trainer and Managing Director, and has 30+ years of work experience in IT, Information Security and Data Privacy.

He has contributed to various PECB whitepapers and articles, such as ’Information Security in Banks and Financial Institutions’, ‘What Does SIEM Stand For?’, ‘Why Organizations Fail to Pass an Audit’ and “How to Integrate ISO/IEC 27032 Cybersecurity with ISMS?’.

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James Rowney

James is recognised for his more than 20 years of contribution to learning and certification within IT Security.

James has worked on many large mission critical environments in some of the largest companies in their industries.

Understanding business requirements and drivers are essential to any strategy and design. Understanding environments are key to any application or infrastructure changes, both the immediate services they interface with and those beyond. A failure to satisfy Non Functional Requirements can not be fixed by a process.

Specialties: CISSP, CCSP, AWS Solution Architect Associate, TOGAF 9 certified 86080 member of The Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) - 27519830. BCS Solution & Enterprise Architect Certified - AMBCS - 990529878, Linux RHCE V5 expired, RHCVA Unix, Storage, SAN, Netbackup, Clusters, Design and Delivery of Infrastructure.


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FAQs for the GICSP course.

The Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) certification is a vendor-neutral, practitioner-focused certification that bridges IT, engineering, and cyber security to achieve security throughout the industrial control systems lifecycle.

Enroll in Readynez's course to ace the GICSP exam and achieve certification. Specialized training for individuals and teams ensures success. Let us guide you to become a certified expert in industrial cybersecurity. Choose Readynez for effective preparation and confidently secure your path to GICSP certification. Elevate your skills and career today!

Before diving into the Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) course, ensure you have a solid foundation. Eligibility for this exam may include a basic understanding of TCP/IP networking and protocols, familiarity with Linux and Windows operating systems, proficiency in command line tools, and knowledge of core networking services like DNS and DHCP.

The GIAC GICSP exam fee is 880 EUR.

The Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) exam syllabus covers the crucial aspects of cybersecurity for industrial environments. Topics encompass critical infrastructure, organizational governance, risk management, incident response, and security technologies.

It provides many benefits to applicants once they get it, reaching an intermediate level that combines IT, engineering, and cybersecurity. It's convenient for industrial control systems and other related topics.

The time required to become certified as a Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) varies depending on individual factors such as prior experience, study methods, and time commitment. On average, candidates may spend several weeks to a few months preparing for the GICSP exam.

All GIAC Certification exams are web-based and are required to be proctored. There are two proctoring options: remote proctoring through ProctorU, and onsite proctoring through PearsonVUE.

The difficulty of passing the Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) exam can vary depending on your experience, knowledge, and preparation. The GICSP assesses a diverse set of professionals who engineer or support control systems and share responsibility for the security of these environments.

To pass the GICSP exam, candidates must score at least 71%.

All GIAC certifications must be renewed every four years, with registration available two years before the expiration date.

The salary you can expect after obtaining the Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) certification depends on various factors, including your prior experience, location, and the specific role you pursue. On average, individuals with specialized certifications in industrial cybersecurity can command competitive salaries.


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