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Incident Command System for Industrial Control Systems

ICS4ICS is designed to improve management of cybersecurity incidents that impact industry 

Combining Three Capabilities That Already Exist in Most Companies

Incident Command System

A proven process for managing numerous types of incidents that impact industry.


Teams leverage computer incident response processes to investigate cyber incidents with the goal to minimize the impact of incidents, and provide information needed by leadership that enables them to quickly make decisions that lead to the resolution of incidents.

Industrial Control System / Operations Technology

Experts manage the technical aspects of many types of incidents including cybersecurity incidents. Their knowledge of their systems enables them to identify alternatives to recover critical business functions they support and respond to cyber incidents.

Megan Samford

ICS4ICS Champion

Megan shares a management overview and historical information about the program in this video.

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Brian Peterson

ICS4ICS Program Manager

Brian presents the current state and future direction of the ICS4ICS program summarized in this video.

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Created by the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance

ISAGCA joined forces with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and cybersecurity response teams from more than 60 ISAGCA member companies to adopt the Incident Command System, as outlined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). ISAGCA continues to administer the ICS4ICS program.

ICS4ICS Leverages NIMS and Other Government Incident Command Processes

ICS4ICS leverages the Incident Command System to improve Industrial Control System cybersecurity incident management capabilities. The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) created the NIMS (National Incident Management System) to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from incidents. NIMS provides stakeholders with the shared vocabulary, systems and processes to successfully deliver the capabilities described in the National Preparedness System.  Other governments around the world have adopted an Incident Command System based-on or similar to NIMS.

The Incident Command System is used by First Responders globally every day when responding to motor vehicle accidents, small and large fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, industrial accidents, and other high impact situations. The Incident Command System has been tested for more than 30 years of emergency and non-emergency applications, throughout all levels of government and within the private sector.

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2024 ICS4ICS Program Plan

The 2024 ICS4ICS program plan describes some of the activities planned to expand ICS4ICS capabilities.  This includes developing new ICS4ICS training materials and continuing to expand the ICS4ICS credential program to include more role and types of certifications.  The ICS4ICS awareness & outreach team will continue to identify opportunities for ICS4ICS presentation, exercises, and engagement of government and non-government groups.  The ICS4ICS exercise team will update exercise materials to include unified command (e.g., address a fire caused by a cyber incident), cybersecurity incident response joint efforts, and other exercise aspects.  They will also continue to add and update resources that include procedures needed by the ICS4ICS Team.

Learn About ICS4ICS Efforts and Get Involved

ICS4ICS Training & Credentials

Leverages FEMA and other sources of training to help individuals learn about ICS4ICS and prepare to obtain ICS4ICS Credentials.

Complete ICS training and obtain your ICS4ICS credentials

ICS4ICS Processes & Tools

Enable individuals to learn about ICS4ICS processes including developing an ICS4ICS program at their company along with resources needed to prepare to perform various activities during an incident.

Learn about ICS4ICS by reviewing processes and tools

ICS4ICS Exercises

Enable individuals to gain a better understanding of ICS4ICS while also preparing to obtain their ICS4ICS credentials.

Participate, coordinate, or host an ICS4ICS exercise

ICS4ICS Events

Share information and schedule events to create awareness of ICS4ICS.

Present and / or coordinate a speaking event

Monthly Newsletter

Want to be added to the ICS4ICS monthly newsletter or join some of the eICS4ICS teams?

Review monthly newsletters


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