Chapter 5. How Industrial Networks Operate

Information in this Chapter:

• Control System Assets
• Network Architectures
• Control System Operations
• Control Process Management
• Smart Grid Operations
In addition to understanding how industrial network protocols operate, it is necessary to understand how commonly used devices interact within an industrial network. For operators of industrial control systems, this information may seem overly basic. However, it is important to remember that how control systems are connected and how they should be connected are not always the same, and so by taking a short step back to the basics we can quickly assess whether there are any basic security flaws in an industrial network design. This requires an understanding ...

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