Attacks on Industrial Networks: Impacts & Incident Examples


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Which of the following is designed to handle vast amounts of data that is typically seen in large companies and can involve different types of equipment and devices, such as field devices, controllers, and computers?

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1. Which of the following is a solid-state computer that has the ability to make decisions by analyzing the inputs and outputs for automated processes or other machines?

2. Which of the following best defines an RTU?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Computer systems, designed by companies for control of operations, are susceptible to attack by hackers. This quiz and worksheet will help assess your knowledge of attacks on industrial networks. You will be asked about components susceptible to attack and real world examples of attacks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Entities designed to handle large amounts of data
  • Solid-state computer for automated processes
  • Definition of RTU
  • Ukraine power grid attack
  • Process after Stuxnet infects a computer

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about industrial networks in a different light
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define RTUs
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about Stuxnet

Additional Learning

To learn more about these attacks, review the accompanying lesson called Attacks on Industrial Networks: Impacts & Incident Examples. This lesson addresses the following:

  • Some of the effects of cyber attacks on industrial networks
  • Effects of attacks on safety controls
  • Programmable Logic Controllers and Remote Terminal Units
  • Examples of real world attacks and the damage done