After completing this video, the learner will understand the purpose of industrial control systems, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.
- [Voiceover] Many of today's industrial processes…depend upon computer systems to make them work…more efficiently and effectively.…The many advances in technology that have sped up…manufacturing, power plant monitoring, waste water treatment…and other industrial processes require the use of computers.…Industrial Control Systems, or ICS systems,…are the devices and systems that control…industrial production and operation.…They include systems that monitor electrical, gas, water…and other utility infrastructure and production operations,…as well as the systems that control sewage processing…and control, irrigation and other processes.…
Hackers love to target industrial control…systems for a number of reasons.…First, a successful attack on an ICS system…can have dramatic implications.…Successful ICS attacks could disable a nation's power grid,…or damage or destroy parts of a cities' infrastructure.…Second, ICS systems are often not as well secured…as traditional computing infrastructure.…And third, their higher requirements for stability…
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