Industrial Cybersecurity - Second Edition

By Pascal Ackerman
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About this book

With IT industries expanding on the cloud, cyberattacks have increased significantly, making it crucial for you to be able to recognize your control system's vulnerabilities and implement advanced techniques to defend critical infrastructure systems against rapidly evolving cyber threats. This second edition of Industrial Cybersecurity covers the updated Industrial Demilitarized Zone (IDMZ) architecture and shows you how to implement a solid security program for the Industrial Control System (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. Moving on, you'll get to grips with the monitoring, tracking, and trending (visualizing) activities, tools, concepts, 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, techniques, and methodology to enable you to successfully identify malicious activity. Finally, you'll work with incident response and incident recovery tools, techniques, and activities 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.

Publication date:
September 2021

About the Author

  • Pascal Ackerman

    Pascal Ackerman is a seasoned industrial security professional with a degree in electrical engineering and with 20+ years of experience in industrial network design and support, information and network security, risk assessments, pentesting, threat hunting and forensics. After almost two decades of hands-on, in-the-field and consulting experience, he joined ThreatGEN in 2019 and is currently employed as Managing Director of Threat Services and Research. His passion lays in analyzing new and existing threats to ICS environments and he fights cyber adversaries both from his home base and while traveling the world with his family as a digital nomad. Pascal wrote the book on Industrial Cybersecurity and has been a reviewer and technical consultant on a variety of Industrial Control System (ICS) and Information Technology (IT) and Maritime security books.

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