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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 11. ICS Device Security

At the core of the defense-in-depth model, we find the ICS device security layer. This layer of defense involves protecting the equipment that makes the process run, including PLCs, HMIs, and ICS related computing and networking gear. In this chapter, we will explore the concepts of device hardening and life cycle management as they relate to ICS devices. By combining the two we can design a holistic device security posture.

Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Device hardening
  • Patch management
  • ICS device life cycle
  • Configuration/change management
  • Monitoring and logging