Industrial Control Systems (2020)
The intent of the Industrial Control Systems Knowledge Unit is to provide students with an understanding of the basics of industrial control systems, where they are likely to be found, and vulnerabilities they are likely to have.
- 1 Outcomes
- 2 Topics
- 3 Skills
- 4 NICE Framework Categories
- 5 CSEC 2017 Categories
- 6 Specialization Areas
- 7 See also
- 8 Further reading
- 9 Sample knowledge test
- 10 Sample skills test
- 11 Sample abilities test
- 12 Additional notes or materials
- 13 Contacts
- 14 Reference ID
After completing the KU, students will be able to:
- Describe the use and application of PLCs in automation.
- Describe the components and applications of industrial control systems.
- Explain various control schemes and their differences.
- Demonstrate the ability to understand, evaluate and implement security functionality across an industrial network.
- Understand and compare the basics of the most used protocols.
- SCADA Firewalls
- Hardware Components
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
- Protocols (MODBUS, PROFINET, DNP3, OPC, ICCP, SERIAL)
- Networking (RS232/485, ZIGBEE, 900MHz, BlueTooth, X.25)
- Types of ICSs (e.g., power distribution systems, manufacturing)
- Models of ICS systems (time driven vs. event driven)
- Common Vulnerabilities in Critical Infrastructure Systems
- Ladder Logic
NICE Framework Categories
CSEC 2017 Categories
Related Knowledge Units
Suggested academic readings
Sample knowledge test
Sample skills test
Sample abilities test
Additional notes or materials