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The effort to provide educational opportunities to future IT / OT administrators, security professionals, and engineers to fill the nation's cybersecurity workforce is what ICS Village was built to help with. The White House released a statement outlining the variety of organizations, many in industrial and automation roles, that have established programs to improve opportunities for educating our future workforce. This is a great step forward and we are encouraged by the participation of so many companies and educational organizations.ICS Village will be partnering with several of these organizations, specifically Siemens, SANS and several universities, to support their efforts for creating internships in the ICS / OT / SCADA fields. Byrson Bort, of the ICS Village, discusses the purpose and execution of these efforts in Hack the Plant Episode 20: Training the Cyber Workforce of the Future. Check back here periodically or follow us on Linked In and X to keep up with new opportunities as they develop.

Be sure to check out to the Siemens Energy website for information about their Industrial Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (CIISAp).

ICS Village 360 Tour
The ICS Village virtual tour offers an interactive learning experience for different components of industrial control system security. Explore your areas of interest and learn from experts about the many systems and components that need to be secured.


High profile industrial control system (ICS) security issues have grabbed headlines and sparked change throughout the global supply chain. The ICS Village allows defenders of any experience level to understand the unique failure modes of these systems and how to better prepare and respond to the changing threat landscape.

Interactive simulated ICS environments, such as Hack the Plan(e)t and Howdy Neighbor, provide safe yet realistic environments to preserve safe, secure, and reliable operations. The ICS Village brings a compelling experience for all experience levels and types, with IT and industrial equipment. Our interactive learning approach invites you to get hands on with the equipment to build your skills.

We bring you real components such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), human-machine interfaces (HMI), remote telemetry units (RTU), and actuators to simulate a realistic environment by using commonly used components throughout different industrial sectors. You will be able to connect your machine to the different industrial components and networks and try to assess these ICS devices with common security scanners to sniff the industrial traffic, and more!


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