Copyright

Ch 1: Introduction to Industrial Networks & Control Systems

About This Chapter

You can use the lessons in this chapter to gain an overview of the types of security systems used to protect industrial networks. Whether you are studying computer science or increasing your professional knowledge, the up-to-date information in this chapter will help you to be abreast of important network security concerns.

Introduction to Industrial Network Control Systems - Chapter Summary

Students who are engaged in the study of computer science will want to learn about ways to protect the security of industrial networks. This chapter provides an introduction to this critical infrastructure. With the lessons in this chapter, you'll be introduced to concepts regarding the key components of industrial networks and control systems, the smart grid, and SCADA. Our informative lessons help you to quickly master the material, and the worksheets and quizzes included with each lesson provide the practice you need to have a thorough understanding of the content. When you're finished reviewing this chapter's lessons, you'll be able to:

  • Identify industrial networks and the areas that make up industrial networks
  • Recognize which industries fall under critical infrastructure protection, including bulk electricity and pharmaceutical industries
  • Tell about the types of systems that make up industrial control systems
  • Discuss the history of industrial control systems (ICS) and SCADA systems
  • Explain the three-tiered ICS security model
  • Describe functional ICS components
  • Examine five common vulnerabilities of ICS systems

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Industrial Networks & Control Systems
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Types of Business Networks

1. Types of Business Networks

Getting ahead in business means knowing the right people. Business networking through job connections, social media and involvement in professional associations may open doors for those seeking new business contacts.

Industrial Networks: Definition, Types & Examples

2. Industrial Networks: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about industrial networks and their use in various enterprises. Different examples of industrial networks will also be discussed.

What is Critical Infrastructure? - HSPD-7 & Protected Industries

3. What is Critical Infrastructure? - HSPD-7 & Protected Industries

This lesson explains what critical infrastructure is and examines the workings of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7, also identifying various industries regulated under its purview.

Smart Grid: Definition, Components, Benefits & Security Threats

4. Smart Grid: Definition, Components, Benefits & Security Threats

In this lesson, we will discuss what smart grids are and the components they are comprised of. Additionally, we will review some of the benefits and challenges facing the implementation of smart grids today.

Industrial Control Systems (ICS): System Types & Examples

5. Industrial Control Systems (ICS): System Types & Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss what industrial control systems are and the types that are available. Additionally, we will review some real-world examples of industrial control systems providers.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System: Definition & Components

6. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System: Definition & Components

SCADA systems are used in all different types of industry including utilities and manufacturing. In this lesson, we'll discuss what SCADA systems are and how they can be used.

History of ICS & SCADA Systems

7. History of ICS & SCADA Systems

In this lesson, we will discuss the history and evolution of industrial control systems (ICSs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

Industrial Control System (ICS): Zones & Security Model

8. Industrial Control System (ICS): Zones & Security Model

In this lesson, you'll learn about different zones in an industrial control system (ICS). You'll also explore the three-tiered security model for industrial control systems.

Industrial Control System (ICS): Functional Components & Uses

9. Industrial Control System (ICS): Functional Components & Uses

This lesson explores functional Industrial Control System (ICS) components. You will mainly explore the functions and uses of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), and Communication Gateways.

Impact of the Internet of SCADA Systems

10. Impact of the Internet of SCADA Systems

You may think that SCADA systems are 'out' now that the Internet of Things is 'in.' But in this lesson, you'll learn how the new IoT and the old SCADA are working together to help keep both big businesses and small businesses efficient and safe.

Vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

11. Vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

This lesson explores the five common vulnerabilities to an Industrial Control System (ICS): buffer overflows, unauthenticated protocols, weak user authentication, untimely adoption of software and poor password policies.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support