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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 12. The ICS Cybersecurity Program Development Process

Although presented as the last chapter in this book, development of a (cyber)security program should be a well thought-out exercise, performed before starting any other security-related tasks. Without proper planning and clear direction, implementing security will quickly feel like you are trying to hit a moving target. A security program should be tailored around an organization's objectives and desired security posture, yet adhere to commonly used, industry adopted standards for implementing security. This chapter will take you through the process of a security program development.

Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Security policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Security program development
  • Risk management