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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


Process Field Net, or PROFINET, is an industry technical standard in accordance with IEC 61784-2. It is used for data communication over Industrial Ethernet and designed for collecting data from, and controlling of, equipment in Industrial systems with delivery time approaching of 1 ms. The standard is maintained and supported by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), an umbrella organization headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany.

PROFINET shouldn't be confused with PROFIBUS, which is a fieldbus communication standard for real-time automation purposes, first introduced in 1989 by the German department of education and research and later adopted by Siemens. The following diagram shows the specific place in the Industrial control system for each protocol:


PROFINET supports Ethernet, HART, ISA100, and Wi-Fi, as well as legacy buses found on older devices to remove the need to replace these legacy systems. Although this reduces the cost of ownership, backward support for legacy devices...