TUNE YOUR LOOP: Using the ANSI/ISA99 to Secure Your Control System

TUNE YOUR LOOP: Questions to keep you sharp.

Tune Your Loop is a series of posts consisting of questions from ISA Training Courses.

1. Most of the new and most dangerous hacking activity today is being driven by:

  1. Teenagers
  2. Terrorists
  3. Hacker clubs
  4. Organized crime

2. Which three basic properties are the building blocks of cyber security?

  1. Identification, Integrity, and Authorization (I I C)
  2. Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (C I A)
  3. Authorization, Reliability, and Integrity (A R I)
  4. None of the above

3. What is the biggest security problem if business networks connect directly to
manufacturing control systems?

  1. Too many business users requesting data will slow control system operation to
    a crawl, endangering the security of processes.
  2. Production workers will change data in business systems given the opportunity.
  3. Outsiders and malware can penetrate critical industrial control systems and
    upset critical processes.

4. If a denial of service attack shuts down an industrial network, which basic security
property is affected?

  1. Usability
  2. Availability
  3. Integrity
  4. Reliability


What are your answers before you read ahead?

1. d

2. b

3. d

4. b


From the ISA Course Using the ANSI/ISA99 to Secure Your Control System (IC32) pre-instructional survey.

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