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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

Setting the stage

The figure below shows the process flow diagram of a typical paper mill process. The specifics aren't important right now. The diagram should outline the major systems that comprise the paper mill:


Creating paper is done by making pulp from wood. For the process, trees are debarked and cut up into chips by a chipper. The chipper is a giant tree grinding machine that can cut up a tree in a matter of seconds. The wood chips are then chemically treated inside a digester. The digester is comparable to a giant pressure cooker. The chemical pulping process inside a digester separates lignin from cellulose fibers. This is accomplished by dissolving lignin in a cooking liquor so that it can be washed from the cellulose. The liquor is a combination of harsh chemicals. The wood chips and liquor are mixed up and cooked under pressure in the digester until...