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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

Blue team exercises

Like red team exercises, blue team exercises involve a group of cybersecurity experts who assess a system or an organization to identify any potential vulnerabilities that affect devices or critical systems that the organization owns. However, where red team exercises will typically try to exploit the discovered vulnerabilities, blue team exercises aim to find viable ways to improve the ability to avoid, deter, resist, and respond to potential threats that were uncovered. The ultimate goal of blue team exercises is finding ways to increase the dependability of all electronic assets owned by the organization, whether they are internally or externally hosted. The blue team members will be responsible for monitoring, detecting, and reacting to security threats and should largely be employees of the organization.

Blue team exercises should be modeled around real-world threats that are plausible to be targeted at the organization (actionable exercises). During a blue...