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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


In this chapter we covered an array of best practice and recommended physical controls that secure every aspect of an ICS facility, and its surroundings. During a security assessment, these recommended controls are compared against the currently implemented controls; the discrepancies show gaps in the security posture for the assessed ICS. Note that not every recommended control is necessary or even applicable to every ICS. Some ICSes might require even more stringent controls. What this chapter showed are the most common controls.

In the next chapter, we leave the physical realm and move on to securing the intangible aspects of the ICS network and its attached devices.