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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

Details about the enterprise environment lab setup

Let's look at the enterprise environment for the lab architecture:

Figure 19.3 – Lab architecture – enterprise network

We will use a Dell Precision tower to virtualize everything shown here, a VMware ESXi Virtual Switch (vSwitch) to virtually connect all the VMs, and then use a physical uplink wired to a physical network port of the Dell server, which we can use to connect the server (and the enterprise environment) to the enterprise Cisco switch. The IT firewall is a VM running pfSense ( The IT firewall VM will have three virtual NICs configured to connect to the internet, the enterprise network, and a network we will use to emulate an attacker from China in the Simulating Chinese attackers section.

For instructions on how to configure ESXi networking, refer to the official VMware documentation: