SCADA & ICS Division

Avnet’s SCADA & ICS division specializes in SCADA security consultancy, training, and research dedicated to the resiliency of national critical infrastructure, as well as mission-critical business systems that must be available 24/7.
Over the past 10 years, Avnet’s SCADA division has focused on security issues relating to real-time, mission-critical Industrial Control Systems (ICS), playing an active role in the wider security community. We specialize in the unique niche of threat-based security concept design and master planning, and manage projects of all scales. As a leader in the SCADA / ICS security field, Avnet’s SCADA division has demonstrated impressive success assisting major utilities and other organizations secure their SCADA networks and process management systems.

ICS & SCADA Cybersecurity

As a market leader in ICS and SCADA system security, Avnet’s SCADA division conducts real-time security assessments on live SCADA, DCS, EMS, and process control system environments in addition to assisting clients with their security compliance efforts. The division understands the many potential risks inherent in critical infrastructure, such as power plants (gas, solar, diesel fuel, pumped storage, biomass, and liquefied hydrocarbon gas).

Avnet’s seasoned cybersecurity professionals combine backgrounds in penetration testing, real-time SCADA / automation systems, and telemetry. By developing this unique skillset, we are able to provide a suite of cybersecurity testing services that can actively test all potential attack paths into SCADA and ICS infrastructures. Our division’s cyber experts hold the top certifications in this field: CSSA, CRISC, CISSP, CISO, and ISO 27000: Preserving Functional Continuity & Protecting People and the Environment.

As you plan your cybersecurity program and budgets, it is a good time to consider how operational SCADA and ICS fit into your cybersecurity strategy. Having our team conduct a site assessment is the first step to understanding your current security posture and planning your cybersecurity strategy moving forward. A security system’s true effectiveness is only revealed when it comes under attack, so we take on the role of a motivated attacker to test the strength of your physical, cyber, social, and technical security controls. We can also go deep into SCADA and ICS infrastructure to test all system components, from the firewalls and DMZ networks on the perimeter, all the way to the sensors and instrumentation on the plant floor. Once we are inside the SCADA / ICS networks, we no longer utilize active penetration testing services, tools, or techniques, since these pose a risk to live production equipment. We instead use only passive techniques to conduct vulnerability assessments.

Oil & Gas


Electric Power

Data Centers



Core services and solutions:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Risk Classification
  • Threat Identification
  • Security Control Selection
  • Standards Compliance
  • System Design Review
  • Pre-Commissioning Testing
  • Commissioning Assistance
  • Site Audits
  • Incident Response Team
  • Solutions & Integration

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