CPSC-68000 Industrial and Critical Infrastructure Network Security

The critical infrastructures of a nation are those systems that provide the goods, resources, and services essential to modern life. These include utility systems like power, water, and natural gas delivery systems, as well as transportation networks, banking and finance, and emergency services. Historically, these infrastructures have been kept physically and logically separated from other networks and systems. They also have tended to use the same networking protocols as industrial and manufacturing control systems. However, the trend toward convergence and its promised efficiencies have introduced new vulnerabilities to both industrial and critical infrastructure systems. This course describes critical infrastructures and industrial control systems are supported by computer technology, identifies and explains in technical detail the vulnerabilities that affect this technology, and explain how to design solutions to counteract these vulnerabilities.




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