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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

Industrial Cybersecurity – second edition

The way I am positioning the first and second editions of Industrial Cybersecurity is with the first edition focusing on ICS cybersecurity fundamentals and ICS cybersecurity program design and implementation. The second edition should be a logical addition by taking these core concepts and expanding upon them with tools, techniques, and activities that are aimed at verifying, monitoring, checking, improving, and correcting the overall security posture of the ICS environment. Some topics we will be covering on this continued journey include the following:

  • Architecture design with security in mind
  • Active and passive security monitoring
  • Industrial threat intelligence
  • Visualizing, correlating, and alerting (Security Information and Event Management (SIEM))
  • Incident response activities
  • Security assessments (penetration testing, red/blue team exercises)
  • Threat-hunting exercises

As mentioned earlier, this book will expand upon the topics of the first edition, so let's first recap on what we covered back in 2017.