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Industrial Cybersecurity

By : Pascal Ackerman
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Industrial Cybersecurity

By: Pascal Ackerman

Overview of this book

With industries expanding, cyber attacks have increased significantly. Understanding your control system’s vulnerabilities and learning techniques to defend critical infrastructure systems from cyber threats is increasingly important. With the help of real-world use cases, this book will teach you the methodologies and security measures necessary to protect critical infrastructure systems and will get you up to speed with identifying unique challenges.Industrial cybersecurity begins by introducing Industrial Control System (ICS) technology, including ICS architectures, communication media, and protocols. This is followed by a presentation on ICS (in) security. After presenting an ICS-related attack scenario, securing of the ICS is discussed, including topics such as network segmentation, defense-in-depth strategies, and protective solutions. Along with practical examples for protecting industrial control systems, this book details security assessments, risk management, and security program development. It also covers essential cybersecurity aspects, such as threat detection and access management. Topics related to endpoint hardening such as monitoring, updating, and anti-malware implementations are also discussed.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Chapter 10. ICS Application Security

Operating systems were once the number one target for cyber attacks. As they became increasingly more secure over time, attackers started focusing more and more on the applications running on these operating systems. It is estimated that 85% of cyber attacks are now targeting application vulnerabilities. Add to this the fact that the application landscape of today is very complex, with developers leveraging a mix of home-grown, commercial, and open source code to build their applications and services, it is easy to see why application security is an important task that should be taken seriously. This chapter discusses the activities involved in detecting, mitigating, and preventing application vulnerabilities. It also touches on SecureSoftware Development Life Cycle (SDLC) topics that will help you create security oriented in-house applications.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • Application security
  • Application security testing
  • ICS application...