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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

About the Reviewers

Richard Diver has over 20 years' experience in information technology across multiple sectors and geographies. He has worked for the largest companies, such as Microsoft, and also with smaller consultancies and business in the UK, Belgium, Australia, and the USA. With a deep technical background in Microsoft products and strong experience with strategy and architecture across industries, he is now focused on security to protect sensitive information, business-critical infrastructure, end-user mobility, and identity management.

Richard lives near Chicago with his wife and three daughters, and is passionate about technology and bringing enthusiasm to every workplace.



Sanjeev Kumar Jaiswal is a computer science graduate with 8 years of industrial experience. He uses Perl, Python, and GNU/Linux for his day-to-day activities. He is currently working on projects involving penetration testing, source code review, security design, and implementations. He is mostly involved in web and cloud security projects.

Sanjeev loves teaching to engineering students and IT professionals. He has been teaching for the past 8 years in his leisure time. He is currently learning machine learning for cybersecurity and cryptography.

He founded Alien Coders, based on the learning through sharing principle for computer science students and IT professionals in 2010, which became a huge hit in India among engineering students. You can follow him on Facebook at aliencoders, on Twitter at @aliencoders, and on GitHub at aliencoders.

He wrote Instant PageSpeed Optimization and co-authored Learning Django Web Development with Packt . He has reviewed more than seven books for Packt and looks forward to authoring or reviewing more, from Packt as well as others.