Project Ares Mission - Defend ICS/SCADA System - Operation Ocean View

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Missions are scenarios designed to help train and assess skill levels of learners within a realistic story that is either offensive or defensive (i.e. ransomware attack on a hospital). The network environment is more complex than a Battle Room scenario and requires the learner(s) to combine multiple skill sets to complete the learning objectives. They are played individually, or in teams to learn together. Facilitators can also choose to enable or disable hints and enter the scenario to tailor the learning experience.

Players enter an environment and are given mission orders, rules of engagement and must use their skills to compete objectives.

Mission Activity (Blue Team - Defensive)

There are reports that the loc al water authority has just been compromised, putting delivery of clean water for the city at risk. Readings from the water treatment plant;s SCADA systems are showing that the chlorine level is 10 times the amount deemed safe for consumption. It;s possible that someone gained access to the plant;s SCADA system from the inside and were able to override all safety functions.
  • Load Time - 14 min
  • Time Limit - 40 hrs
  • # of Tasks - 4
  • Hints - Yes
  • Save Session - Yes
  • Team Based - Yes

Learners should be familiar with network infrastructure, management & defence, vulnerability assessment and incident response processes.


The learner will use network and service analysis to find a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) that is actively being attacked by an adversary. Through service monitoring, network analysis, and firewall management, they will identify and report the adversary to the intelligence community, implement firewall rules to stop the adversary access to the PLC, and monitor the service post firewall configuration to ensure the services remain running.


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