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A curated list of resources related to Industrial Control System (ICS) security.

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CSET The Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET®) assists organizations in protecting their key national cyber assets. This tool provides users with a systematic and repeatable approach for assessing the security posture of their cyber systems and networks. It includes both high-level and detailed questions related to all industrial control and IT systems.​
Digital Bond's 3S CoDeSys Tools Digital Bond created three tools for interacting with PLCs that run CoDeSys, consisting of a command shell, file transfer and NMap script.
Digital Bond's ICS Enumeration Tools Redpoint is a Digital Bond research project to enumerate ICS applications and devices using nmap extensions. It can be used during assessments to discover ICS devices and pull information that would be helpful in secondary testing. The Redpoint tools use legitimate protocol or application commands to discover and enumerate devices and applications. There is no effort to exploit or crash anything, but be wise and careful.
GRASSMARLIN GRASSMARLIN provides IP network situational awareness of industrial control systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks to support network security. Passively map, and visually display, an ICS/SCADA network topology while safely conducting device discovery, accounting, and reporting on these critical cyber-physical systems.
mbtget mbtget - Simple perl script for make some modbus transaction from the command line.
MODBUS Penetration Testing Framework smod is a modular framework with every kind of diagnostic and offensive feature you could need in order to pentest modbus protocol. It is a full Modbus protocol implementation using Python and Scapy. The framework can be used to perform vulnerability assessments.
ModbusPal ModbusPal is a MODBUS slave simulator. Its purpose is to offer an easy to use interface with the capabilities to reproduce complex and realistic MODBUS environments.
ModScan ModScan is a new tool designed to map a SCADA MODBUS TCP based network.
NetToPLCSim TCP/IP-Network extension for the PLC simulation software Siemens PLCSim.
Opendnp3 Opendnp3 is the de facto reference implementation of IEEE-1815 (DNP3) provided under the Apache License.
plcscan Tool for scaning PLC devices over the s7comm or modbus protocol.
Quickdraw IDS The Quickdraw IDS project by Digital Bond includes Snort rules for SCADA devices and so-called preprocessors for network traffic. The preprocessors provide significant additional value because of their ability to reconstruct the protocol and state for use by Snort.
SCADAShutdownTool SCADAShutdownTool is an industrial control system automation and testing tool allows security researchers and experts to test SCADA security systems, enumerate slave controllers, read controller's registers values and rewrite registers data.
Snap7 Snap7 is an open source, 32/64 bit, multi-platform Ethernet communication suite for interfacing natively with Siemens S7 PLCs. The new CPUs 1200/1500, the old S7200, the small LOGO 0BA7/0BA8 and SINAMICS Drives are also partially supported.
S7 Password Bruteforcer A tool to bruteforce the password used by S7 instances from a PCAP using a dictionary. Original created by SCADAStrangelove.
splonebox splonebox is an open source network assessment tool with focus on modularity. It offers an ongoing analysis of a network and its devices. One major design decision features development of custom plugins, including ones for industrial communication protocols.
Wireshark Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what's happening on your network at a microscopic level. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions. It has support for many protocols used in ICS.


Moki Linux Moki is a modification of Kali to encorporate various ICS/SCADA Tools scattered around the internet, to create a customized Kali Linux geared towards ICS/SCADA pentesting professionals.
SamuraiSTFU SamuraiSTFU takes the best in breed security tools for traditional network and web penetration testing, adds specialized tools for embedded and RF testing, and mixes in a healthy dose of energy sector context, documentation, and sample files, including emulators for SCADA, Smart Meters, and other types of energy sector systems to provide leverage a full test lab.


Conpot Conpot is a low interactive server side Industrial Control Systems honeypot designed to be easy to deploy, modify and extend. It features easy customization and and behaviour mimicking, amongst others, and can be extended with real HMIs. Built and maintained under the Honeynet project.
GasPot GasPot is a honeypot that has been designed to simulate a Veeder Root Gaurdian AST. These Tank Gauges are common in the oil and gas industry for Gas Station tanks to help with Inventory of fuels. GasPot was designed to randomize as much as possible so no two instances look exactly the same.
        T-Pot is a combination of several honeypots that run in docker containers. Suricata and the ELK stack are used for security monitoring and visualization.
        Amongst others, it features Conpot and eMobility, which are an ICS and next generation transport infrastructure honeypots.


4SICS ICS Lab PCAPS The "Geek Lounge" at 4SICS contains an ICS lab with PLCs, RTUs, servers, industrial network equipment (switches, firewalls, etc). These devices are available for hands-on "testing" by 4SICS attendees and traffic has been captured from these.
DEF CON 23 ICS Village PCAPS PCAPS from the 23rd DEF CON.
ICS Map A map created from data gathered by Shodan showing ICS devices. Data is made available for further analysis.
ICS Radar Data gathered from several types of ICS protocols by Shodan visualized on a globe.
S4x15 ICS Village PCAPS from the S4x15 CTF as used during the contest.
S7 PCAP samples Sample files for Wireshark S7 protocol dissector plugin.
SCADAPASS The famous SCADA StrangeLove Default/Hardcoded Passwords List.

Feeds and News

ICS-CERT Alerts The ICS-CERT Alert feed is intended to provide timely notification to critical infrastructure owners and operators concerning threats or activity with the potential to impact critical infrastructure computing networks.
ICS-CERT RSS Feed The RSS feed by the United States ICS-CERT lists news and newly released vulnerability advisories.
Industrial Security Alerts Siemens provides alerts for its industrial systems via this page and RSS feed.

Conferences and Conference Material

4SICS 4SICS – Stockholm annual, international summit on cyber-security in SCADA and Industrial Control Systems.
SANS ICS Summit Archives Central repository for the presentation material for the SANS ICS Summits held worldwide.


Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid: Implementing Security Controls into the Modern Power Infrastructure by Eric D. Knapp and Raj Samani.
SCADA Cybersecurity Framework Paper describing what a SCADA Cyber Security framework should consist of.
Industrial Network Security, Second Edition Industrial Network Security, Second Edition: Securing Critical Infrastructure Networks for Smart Grid, SCADA, and Other Industrial Control Systems by Eric D. Knapp and Joel Thomas Langill.
Power System SCADA and Smart Grids The book brings together in one concise volume the fundamentals and possible application functions of power system supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). Not security-oriented and geared towards power systems, but a good primer into SCADA nonetheless.
SP 800-82 The Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security by NIST.
The Industrial Control System Cyber Kill Chain This SANS paper describes the ICS Cyber Kill Chain. It tailors the Lockheed Martin Kill Chain to typical, two phase attacks on ICS systems.


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