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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

Endpoint protection software

A different set of defensive controls to aid in computer security comes in the form of endpoint protection software solutions that are installed locally but can be administered remotely. Through the use of policies and rules, restrictions can be enforced on network traffic, access to files, and execution of applications.

Some of the most common endpoint protection software solutions include the following:

  • Host-based firewalls
  • Anti-malware software
  • Application whitelisting software 

Host-based firewalls

A host-based firewall is a piece of software installed and running on a single host that can restrict incoming (ingress) and outgoing (egress) network activity for that host only. The firewall software can prevent a host from getting infected by blocking access to the network port of potentially vulnerable services. This doesn't, however, prevent the compromise of a vulnerable service that isn't blocked by the firewall. Host-based firewalls have undergone many changes...