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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 18: Incident Response for the ICS Environment

Our journey through industrial cybersecurity monitoring and validation is almost over. So far, we have mostly concentrated on how to verify the security of our industrial environment. In this final part of this book, we are going to discuss how to prepare for mayhem and how to handle things in case we find ourselves facing security-related incidents, as well as what to do when things go wrong.

In this chapter, we will be discussing the ins and outs of setting up and maintaining an incident response plan. We will outline the phases, activities, and processes of incident response as it relates to the industrial environment. You will learn how by maintaining clear-cut and detailed processes and procedures around the incident response plan, you will set yourself up for success when dealing with security incidents.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • What is an incident?
  • What is incident response?
  • ...