OT/ICS Security Testing

Get a SCADA penetration test to secure your industrial devices, networks, and production lines from cyber crimes



What is OT/ICS Security Testing?

SCADA penetration testing is a type of assessment designed to identify and address vulnerabilities in industrial systems that could be exploited by an attacker. These control systems represent the nervous system of today’s supply chain and their increasing complexity comes a new set of risks.

Attackers controlling an ICS environment can not only destruct the data, but also disrupt the production, physical damage and risk the lives of people.

Our services allow you to determine how your industrial networks and devices could be hacked, providing actionable recommendations to secure your installations from cyber attacks.

We Serve Clients of all Sizes, across all Industries.

Our experts have helped secure organizations in all business verticals

How GPHSystem can help?

With years of experience working with organizations across the Oil & Energy sector, our specialists better understand the security challenges your organization faces and how to address them. GPHSystem offers following services to meet your cybersecurity needs and help you achieving the regulatory compliance in line with the following standards and guidelines.

  • NCIIPC – Guidelines for Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) 2.0
  • NIST SP 800-82 Revision 2
  • ISO/IEC 62443 (ISA 99)
  • ISO 27001:2013


What Does SCADA & ICS Security Testing Involve?

Industrial control systems can be tested with many of the same techniques as other types of system, but there are important differences too:
  • Tools that are used for testing Windows-based servers and workstations are often unsuitable for testing embedded control devices such as PLCs.
  • Devices from different manufacturers – or even the same manufacturer – are often incompatible with each other. There are also a number of incompatible control network protocols in widespread use.
  • If testing has side effects then these are potentially much more serious than on a typical corporate network, especially in the case of a live production environment.
  • To accommodate these differences, ICS /SCADA tests require more planning and a more tailored approach than other types of security testing.

GPHSystem can deliver in-depth penetration testing and security assessments for industrial control systems, including appropriately cautious testing of live production environments if required.


Our testing methodologies

We tailor penetration testing to your specific infrastructure and have developed robust yet flexible testing methodologies that will give you peace of mind.
  1. Scoping and planning
  2. Security testing covering 6 areas:
    • Security Policies and Procedures
    • Security Architecture
    • Network Architecture
    • Cyber Access Control
    • Cyber Security Management
    • Physical and Environmental Security
  3. Vulnerability identification
  4. Vulnerability exploitation
  5. Post exploitation evidence
  6. Reporting
  7. Debrief


Professional report with actionable recommendations

All assessments are followed by a comprehensive report, with both non-technical and technical descriptions, alongside recommendations for remediation. This will pass through a Quality Assurance process and then sent directly to you. The report includes:

  • Executive summary
  • Graphical summary
  • Vulnerabilities listing prioritized by risk
  • Vulnerabilities details and recommendations
  • Attestation*

[*At the end of the project, you will be provided with an attestation certifying that penetration tests have been performed by experienced professionals using recognized methodologies and standards. This document will allow you to meet compliance and regulatory reporting requirements efficiently and with minimal overhead.]



Key benefits of a PT
  • Fixes vulnerabilities before they are exploited by cyber criminals
  • Provides independent assurance of security controls
  • Improves awareness and understanding of cyber security risks
  • Supports NCIIPC guidelines for protection of Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) 2.0, NIST SP 800-82 Revision 2, ISO/IEC 62443, and ISO 27001 compliance
  • Demonstrates a continuous commitment to security
  • Supplies the insight needed to prioritize future security investments

Why GPHSystem ?

Reasons you can rely on us.