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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 17: Penetration Testing ICS Environments

In this chapter, we will be talking in detail about the tools, techniques, methodologies, and activities that are used when performing penetration tests in the industrial control system (ICS) environment. We will learn how penetration tests are the most effective if they're based on real-world attack tools, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) by referencing the Cyber Kill Chain. We will also discuss how to perform penetration test engagements with no risk to the production process, by building a test bed and approximating the industrial environment under scrutiny. By the end of this chapter, you will have gained the required knowledge and hands-on experience to perform these types of assessments yourself.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Practical view of penetration testing
  • Why ICS environments are easy targets for attackers
  • Typical risks to an ICS environment
  • Modeling pentests around the...