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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

The ICS device life cycle

ICSes are usually installed with a long service life expectancy. Some ICS equipment and devices will be operational for 20 to 30 years or sometimes even longer than that. From that perspective, things are pretty stagnant in most ICS installations. However, over an ICS's lifespan, major overhauls, process modifications, and business integration activities can have security implications for the ICS. Consequently, it is necessary to manage security through the entire ICS life cycle. Although ICS device life cycle management is a unique challenge, mainly because of the uptime and lifetime expectancies, it has key life cycle phases similar to those of many other life cycle programs. These phases are:

  • Procurement
  • Installation
  • Operation
  • Decommissioning

In the previous chapter, we discussed how software life cycle management should take security into consideration early in the application life cycle. This allows for an easier and more complete adaptation of security in the overall...