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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

Trouble in paradise

That day started like any other day. Mark arrived at the paper mill that morning, like most other mornings at exactly 5 minutes to 6, clocked in, and went to his desk to check his email and pull up the production schedule for the day. Among the emails from his colleagues on the night shift passing on shift data and MES automated production reports was an email from his friend Jim making him aware of a sale on climbing equipment that was going on at

Mark loves to climb. He spends his weekends out in the mountains climbing anything he can find and he just booked a trip to the Grand Teton National Park for August. After a quick peek at the site in question, he decided they didn't have anything on sale that he needs. He closed his browser, put on his PPE (known as Personal Protective Equipment), and set off to start his work day in the mill.

What Mark didn't realize is that the link in the email from his friend Jim wasn't connecting him directly to the...