Securing Industrial Networks: Purpose & Importance


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Industrial networks are exposed to cyber threats. Which of the below reasons are correct?

i) They were built before the internet era and security risk was not considered while building them.

ii) Due to business need, industrial networks are connected to IT network and thus are exposed to cyber threats.

iii) They are separated from the outside network.

iv) They use legacy software and proprietary communication protocols.

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1. Which of the following statements about air gap is true?

2. A zero-day threat is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will help you assess your knowledge of industrial network security. You will be quizzed on security issues, a current security method and terminology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Reasons industrial networks may be exposed to cyber threats
  • The function of an air gap
  • What a zero-day threat is
  • Vulnerability window
  • Reasons for industrial system security lapses

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw important information from the related industrial network security lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about system security in a different light
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main concepts, such as air gap and zero-day threat

Additional Learning

To learn more about securing industrial network, review the accompanying lesson called Securing Industrial Networks: Purpose & Importance. This lesson addresses the following:

  • Definition of industrial networks
  • Network security measures
  • Examples of zero-day attacks