How an Industrial Network can be Attacked: Vulnerabilities & Prevention


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Which of the following is a broad term encompassing the various interconnected systems used in industrial processes?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a type of vulnerability found in industrial networks?

2. Why are unauthenticated protocols considered a vulnerability in industrial networks?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Industrial network are open to exploitation by hackers through several access methods. You will be quizzed on common points of access and how to prevent their exploitation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • The term encompassing interconnected systems used in industrial processes
  • Types of vulnerabilities found in industrial networks
  • Why unauthenticated protocols are considered a vulnerability
  • Preventing cyber attacks resulting from weak login credentials
  • Definition of a control system

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw important information from the related industrial network vulnerabilities lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about the vulnerabilities from unauthenticated protocols
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as control system

Additional Learning

To learn more about industrial network vulnerabilities, review the accompanying lesson called How an Industrial Network can be Attacked: Vulnerabilities & Prevention. This lesson addresses the following:

  • Components of an industrial network
  • Three types of vulnerabilities
  • Ways to reduce potential unauthorized access through these vulnerabilities