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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


That concludes the discussion on ICS device security. From experience, I can say that the decisions made at this level are mostly influenced by uptime and expected performance of the ICS. Having discussions around security early on in the decision process will help get a foot in the door. Implementing security as an afterthought is harder to accomplish here than anywhere else in the defense-in-depth model. For example, swapping out a PLC simply because it doesn't support signed firmware verification is a tough sale once the device is in production.

In the next chapter, we will combine many of the topics learned throughout the book as we discuss the ICS security program development process.