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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 3. Anatomy of an ICS Attack Scenario

In this chapter, we are going to look at a possible attack scenario on an Industrial control system (ICS). The ICS in question controls the process of a paper mill. We will follow along with the activities of the paper mill staff as the attack and infiltration progresses, and along the way, details pertaining the vulnerabilities, exploits, and attacks will be discussed.

The chapter will progress through the following phases:

  • Setting the stage.
  • The Slumbertown paper mill.
  • Trouble in paradise.
  • What can the attacker do with their access?
  • The cyber kill chain.
  • Phase two of the Slumbertown Mill ICS attack.
  • Other attack scenarios.