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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 2: A Modern Look at the Industrial Control System Architecture

This chapter provides a modern view of the Industrial Control System (ICS) network architecture design and how this fits in with industrial cybersecurity. The ICS network architecture discussion is held around my personal approach to designing plant-wide architectures, since I now have a few more years of experience under my belt since the first edition of this book. I have added new concepts, techniques, and best practices that have evolved in the various industrial areas.

Throughout this chapter, you will learn about the tools, techniques, and methodologies that can help us understand and implement proper industrial network architecture design. This chapter merely provides an overview of these topics; later chapters will go into detail on the relevant topics.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Why proper architecture matters
  • Industrial control system architecture overview
  • ...