Lesson 1D – Key Concepts in ICS and Cyber-Physical Systems
This lesson describes the components of an ICS (including RTU, PLC, PAC, SCADA, HMI, SIS, DCS) and their inter-relationships.
- Describe the functions and purpose of an industrial control system (ICS)
- Identify the components of an ICS and their interrelationships, including RTU, PLC, PAC, SCADA/DCS, SIS, and HMI
- Explain the difference between information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT)
- Explain the purpose of Safety-Instrumented Systems (SIS)
- Define and provide examples of cyber-physical systems
- Explain how ICS and ICS security will change between 2017-2030
- K0309: Knowledge of emerging technologies that have potential for exploitation by adversaries.
- K0335: Knowledge of current and emerging cyber technologies.
- K0437: Knowledge of general SCADA system components.
- K0612: Knowledge of what constitutes a “threat” to a network.
- S0085: Skill in conducting audits or reviews of technical systems.
- S0228: Skill in identifying critical target elements, to include critical target elements for the cyber domain.
- S0278: Skill in tailoring analysis to the necessary levels (e.g., classification and organizational).
- A0034: Ability to develop, update, and/or maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs).
- Industrial Control Systems