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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

Designing network architectures for security

Implementing sound security literally starts from the ground up. By applying a solid foundation to an ICS network, the road is paved to allow for a more streamlined implementation of the network security program. A solid foundation comes in the form of security-focused network architecture designs decisions. An example of a security-focused design decision would be the provisioning of network traffic choke points at strategic locations in the network architecture. These choke points will facilitate effective packet capturing, used by security tools like a Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). Another example would be designing network segmentation that supports confining and detecting security incidents and keeps disruptions such as packet broadcast storms local to the zone, protecting the overall network.

By spending a little more time upfront, properly designing the foundation of the ICS network, the job of securing the network becomes easier overall...