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Industrial Cybersecurity - Second Edition

By : Pascal Ackerman
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Industrial Cybersecurity - Second Edition

By: Pascal Ackerman

Overview of this book

With Industrial Control Systems (ICS) expanding into traditional IT space and even into the cloud, the attack surface of ICS environments has increased significantly, making it crucial to recognize your ICS vulnerabilities and implement advanced techniques for monitoring and defending against rapidly evolving cyber threats to critical infrastructure. This second edition covers the updated Industrial Demilitarized Zone (IDMZ) architecture and shows you how to implement, verify, and monitor a holistic security program for your ICS environment. You'll begin by learning how to design security-oriented architecture that allows you to implement the tools, techniques, and activities covered in this book effectively and easily. You'll get to grips with the monitoring, tracking, and trending (visualizing) and procedures of ICS cybersecurity risks as well as understand the overall security program and posture/hygiene of the ICS environment. The book then introduces you to threat hunting principles, tools, and techniques to help you identify malicious activity successfully. Finally, you'll work with incident response and incident recovery tools and techniques in an ICS environment. By the end of this book, you'll have gained a solid understanding of industrial cybersecurity monitoring, assessments, incident response activities, as well as threat hunting.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Section 1: ICS Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Section 2:Industrial Cybersecurity – Security Monitoring
Section 3:Industrial Cybersecurity – Threat Hunting
Section 4:Industrial Cybersecurity – Security Assessments and Intel
Chapter 15: Industrial Control System Risk Assessments
Section 5:Industrial Cybersecurity – Incident Response for the ICS Environment

Chapter 9: Visualizing, Correlating, and Alerting

In this final chapter of the second part of the book, Cybersecurity Monitoring, we are going to combine all our activities from the previous chapters to create a holistic cybersecurity monitoring view.

We start off with a discussion around what a holistic view of cybersecurity monitoring entails. Then, we will add the finishing touches to our cybersecurity data collection toolset by incorporating custom visualization, correlation, and alerting capabilities. Visualization, correlation, and alerting is what makes the security monitoring solution we implement more usable and allows us to customize the solution to our particular needs and environment, enabling us to make sure no stone is left unturned.

Finally, we will finish the chapter—and Section 2, Cybersecurity Monitoring—with the creation of an interactive dashboard that adds visualization, correlation, and alerting capabilities to our toolbox. The dashboard...