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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

The Slumbertown paper mill

Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural America, the Slumbertown paper mill had been operating efficiently since it opened its doors back in the spring of 1911. The mill started with a single paper machine but was expanded and updated over the years and now operates three state-of-the-art production lines, mainly producing specialties paper for high-end printing applications as used for magazines and calendars.

George has been with the mill since 1970. He started as a paper machine technician and evolved into a mill Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) professional to accommodate the evolving technology needs of the expanding mill operations. When he started at the mill, all process systems were standalone islands of controls, with relay and timer circuits being the norm. But the acquisition of paper machine number 2 in 1987 changed all that. It came with a sophisticated network of servers, Terminals and PLCs, forming what is known as a...