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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 4. Industrial Control System Risk Assessment

In this chapter, we will get into the details of risk assessments. We start by looking at the types of assessments that are out there. Next, we will explore the different approaches and techniques behind information technology system risk assessments, before we look at the added complexity of conducting Industrial control system—centric assessments. By the end of this chapter, you should have a good understanding of what is involved with conducting a variety of ICS-related risk assessment activities.

We will discuss the following topics:

  • Attacks, objectives, and consequences
  • Risk assessments
  • A risk assessment example
  • Security assessment tools