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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

How to install the malware for the lab environment

To add some interesting suspicious traffic, I have adopted a piece of malware that came as part of the book Practical Malware Analysis ( called iprip.dll. It will register itself as a service on the system it ran on and continuously try to reach out to the website This behavior shows up in your logs as beaconing and command and control communications traffic.

To install the malware, download it from and unzip it (the archive password is infected).

On the system where you want to deploy the malware, open an elevated (administrator) Command Prompt and run the rundll32.exe IPRIPa.dll,install command:

Figure 19.16 – Installing the IPRIPa.dll malware

This installs the malware as a service. You can start the service with the net...