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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 Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture

The following text is adapted from the Wikipedia write-up on the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture (PERA) at

The Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture model is a reference model for enterprise architecture, developed in the 1990s by Theodore J. Williams in cooperation with members of the Purdue University Consortium for computer integrated manufacturing. The Purdue model is used to describe the multiple layers or levels in an enterprise architecture. The Purdue Reference Model divides an enterprise into five distinct levels:

The levels are as follows:

  • Level 0: The physical process: Defines the actual processes used to create or support the creation of the product the company sells. An example would be the smelting of iron or the assembly of a car.
  • Level 1: Intelligent devices: Level 1 activities involve the sensing and manipulating of the physical processes. An example...