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6.1: Description and Objectives

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    4359
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    Description

    Vulnerabilities are weaknesses that enable threats to be actualized. This module discusses cybersecurity vulnerabilities in general and those that are of a higher concern for critical infrastructure systems. It also identifies processes and tools for discovering vulnerabilities.

     

    Objectives

    • Identify the common vulnerabilities associated with Control Systems (CS).
    • Identify SCADA cyber vulnerabilities.
    • Describe how an attacker may gain control of the SCADA system.
    • Define vulnerability assessment and explain why it is important.
    • Identify vulnerability assessment techniques and tools, such as CSET, Nessus, and other assessment tools.
    • Explain the differences between vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.

     


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