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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 NIST Guide to Industrial control systems  security

Although it is possible to create a security program from scratch, adopting an existing guide or framework will help bring consistency to implementation and ensures that all your bases are covered. A widely adopted reference guide for implementing ICS cybersecurity is the NIST Special Publications 800-82 'Guide to Industrial Control System Security' document. The document provides guidance on how to secure Industrial Control Systems, while addressing their unique performance, reliability, and safety requirements. The document provides an overview of ICS and typical system topologies, identifies typical threats and vulnerabilities of these systems, and provides recommended security countermeasures to mitigate the associated risks.

Chapter 4Industrial Control System Risk Assessment, of the NIST document is dedicated to the ICS security program development process. The following excerpts are relevant sections taken from chapter 4 and should...