Cyber Currlculum Course Pages

University of New Orleans
“Instructional Material for SCADA Security Course.”

The course materials described below are accessible via the Cyber Curriculum Library - online portal. CLICK HERE to LOGIN.

Topics and Subtopics include:

“Introduction to SCADA Systems”

“PLC Programming via Ladder Logic”

“SCADA Communication Protocols” with emphasis on Modbus and EtherNet/IP/.

“Attack Taxonomy On The Availability, Integrity, And Confidentiality of SCADA Systems” with emphasis on SCADA protocols, security features in PLCs such as access controls and HMI, taxonomy of cyberattacks on SCADA systems, attack taxonomies for the Modbus protocols, and taxonomy of attacks on the DNP3 protocol.

And “SCADA Security Solutions” with emphasis on solutions described in current literature and books, including network security security critical infrastructure networks for smart grid, SCADA, and other industrial control systems.

NCWF Categories included:


NCWF Specialty Areas included:


NCWF KSAs included:

K0004: Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.

K0005: Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.


Five total modules. Peer instruction material, concept mapping material, hands-on exercises, and guidelines to adopt the material are included. Instructional materials provided are student-centric, encouraging student instruction to peers. PLC trainers of Allen-Bradley’s Micro820 are required for exercises and are not provided. This curriculum utilizes concept maps designed by the University of New Orleans to represent concepts and relationships among them on a particular topic, as well as measuring student understanding of cybersecurity concepts throughout the course using concept mapping based exercises.

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