Assessing and Exploiting
Control Systems Architectures

Module Outline:

  • Examples when to use

  • Overview of methodology

  • Different security assessment types and their respective benefits and risks

    • Passive vs active assessments

    • Manual vs automated

    • Reasons why architecture reviews should always be performed first

  • Basic control system concepts, systems, and devices

    • Control system architectures

    • PLCs, RTUs, and IEDs

    • Understanding RTOS

    • Industrial and non-Industrial

    • What is IIoT and how it differs from IoT

    • Field devices, buses, and loops

  • DCS vs SCADA

    • Plant neworks

    • SCADA networks

    • Purdue model and IEC 62443