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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


If you feel that the program development process is portrayed a bit simplistically, then you are probably right. The devil is in the details, they say. That holds true for implementing security as well. Each and every subject covered in this chapter can be expanded upon. Doing so, though, would quickly become overwhelming for the reader and would require system-specific instructions and guidance. I have shown the high-level tasks and activities involved with defining a security program and will leave it up to you, the reader, to add the details that work best for your unique situation and ICS environment.

And, with this discussion on security program development, we are closing the book on ICS security. Not literally of course, as our journey has just started, and I hope that after reading this book your journey becomes a little easier. Implementing security of any kind in a technical field is an ongoing battle that sometimes feels like it can never be won. However, if you adhere...