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

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Chapter 6

Industrial Network Protocols

Abstract

Industrial network communications began with proprietary communications protocols that later evolved to operate over Ethernet and IP. By learning how these protocols work, we can identify how they might be exploited by a cyber-attacker, and also how we might be able to defend them.

Keywords

Modbus
DNP3
Profibus
Profinet
Ethernet/IP
EtherCAT
Powerlink
Sercos
OPC
DCOM
ICCP
AMI
Information in this chapter
Overview of Industrial Network Protocols
Fieldbus Protocols
Backend Protocols
AMI and the Smart Grid
Industrial Protocol Simulators
Understanding how industrial networks operate requires a basic understanding of the underlying communications protocols that are used, where they ...

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