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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 2. Insecure by Inheritance

After last chapter's high-level explanation of what an Industrial control system (ICS) is, what it does, and what it is made of, let's start with a deep dive into a select set of technologies that can be found in most Industrial controls systems and examine some of the vulnerabilities or weaknesses that these technologies have.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The Industrial control system history.
  • The Industrial communication protocols with particular attention to:
    • EtherNet/IP
    • Common Industrial protocol
    • Ethernet
    • Modbus TCP/IP
  • Common IT protocols found in the ICS