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The term Industrial Control System (ICS) refers to a variety of systems comprised of computers, electrical and mechanical devices, and manual processes overseen by humans; they perform automated or partially automated control of equipment in manufacturing and chemical plants, electric utilities, distribution and transportation systems and many other industries.

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    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are a sub-class of ICSs in which control is performed over multiple, distributed individual lower-level control systems (hence the word “supervisory”). See Chap. 2 for a more detailed discussion of the different types of ICSs.


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Kott, A., Aguayo Gonzalez, C., Colbert, E.J.M. (2016). Introduction and Preview. In: Colbert, E., Kott, A. (eds) Cyber-security of SCADA and Other Industrial Control Systems. Advances in Information Security, vol 66. Springer, Cham.

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