What is Unique About a Control Systems Network?

March 29, 2018

Abstract:

This session will profile some of the strengths (yes there are some), weaknesses, opportunities and threats unique to the networks found in control system environments.  The SWOT related to these networks (i.e. we CAN do things you can’t do in a traditional IT networks but also cannot do some traditional items that can be done in IT networks like scanning or end point interrogation)

This session will address questions to include:  What are the largest technology gaps/holes in different types of environments?   What are the network architectures, control system protocols (Modbus, ethernetIP, DNP3, Profinet, Bacnet)? What is the difference between SCADA, DCS, and Safety systems? Where and why are there IT/OT connections? What are the interconnect controls (firewalls, physical separation, unidirectional gateway technology)?