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Industrial Network Security, 2nd Edition by Joel Thomas Langill, Eric D. Knapp

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Chapter 4

Introduction to Industrial Control Systems and Operations

Abstract

You cannot protect something unless you know what it is, and how it is supposed to behave. So what is an industrial network, and how does it work? A discussion of industrial control system devices and systems, control logic, process loops, and more.

Keywords

Control Loop
Industrial automation
ICS
DCS
SCADA
process control
industrial control system
control logic
ladder logic
step logic
Information in this chapter
System Assets
System Operations
Process Management
Safety Instrumented Systems
Smart Grid Operations
Network Architectures
It is necessary to have a basic understanding of how commonly used ICS components interact within an industrial network ...

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