Industrial Network Security - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780124201149, 9780124201842

Industrial Network Security

2nd Edition

Securing Critical Infrastructure Networks for Smart Grid, SCADA, and Other Industrial Control Systems

eBook ISBN: 9780124201842
Paperback ISBN: 9780124201149
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 15th December 2014
Page Count: 460
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As the sophistication of cyber-attacks increases, understanding how to defend critical infrastructure systems—energy production, water, gas, and other vital systems—becomes more important, and heavily mandated. Industrial Network Security, Second Edition arms you with the knowledge you need to understand the vulnerabilities of these distributed supervisory and control systems.

The book examines the unique protocols and applications that are the foundation of industrial control systems, and provides clear guidelines for their protection. This how-to guide gives you thorough understanding of the unique challenges facing critical infrastructures, new guidelines and security measures for critical infrastructure protection, knowledge of new and evolving security tools, and pointers on SCADA protocols and security implementation.

Key Features

  • All-new real-world examples of attacks against control systems, and more diagrams of systems
  • Expanded coverage of protocols such as 61850, Ethernet/IP, CIP, ISA-99, and the evolution to IEC62443
  • Expanded coverage of Smart Grid security
  • New coverage of signature-based detection, exploit-based vs. vulnerability-based detection, and signature reverse engineering


Information Technology and security professionals working on networks and control systems operations

Table of Contents

  • About the Authors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Book overview and key learning points
    • Book audience
    • Diagrams and figures
    • The smart grid
    • How this book is organized
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2: About Industrial Networks
    • Abstract
    • The use of terminology within this book
    • Common industrial security recommendations
    • Advanced industrial security recommendations
    • Common misperceptions about industrial network security
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Industrial Cyber Security History and Trends
    • Abstract
    • Importance of securing industrial networks
    • The evolution of the cyber threat
    • Insider threats
    • Hacktivism, cyber crime, cyber terrorism, and cyber war
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Introduction to Industrial Control Systems and Operations
    • Abstract
    • System assets
    • System operations
    • Process management
    • Safety instrumented systems
    • The smart grid
    • Network architectures
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Industrial Network Design and Architecture
    • Abstract
    • Introduction to industrial networking
    • Common topologies
    • Network segmentation
    • Network services
    • Wireless networks
    • Remote access
    • Performance considerations
    • Safety instrumented systems
    • Special considerations
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Industrial Network Protocols
    • Abstract
    • Overview of industrial network protocols
    • Fieldbus protocols
    • Backend protocols
    • Advanced metering infrastructure and the smart grid
    • Industrial protocol simulators
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Hacking Industrial Control Systems
    • Abstract
    • Motives and consequences
    • Common industrial targets
    • Common attack methods
    • Examples of weaponized industrial cyber threats
    • Attack trends
    • Dealing with an infection
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
    • Abstract
    • Cyber security and risk management
    • Methodologies for assessing risk within industrial control systems
    • System characterization
    • Threat identification
    • Vulnerability identification
    • Risk Classification and Ranking
    • Risk reduction and mitigation
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: Establishing Zones and Conduits
    • Abstract
    • Security zones and conduits explained
    • Identifying and classifying security zones and conduits
    • Recommended security zone separation
    • Establishing security zones and conduits
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Implementing Security and Access Controls
    • Abstract
    • Network segmentation
    • Implementing network security controls
    • Implementing host security and access controls
    • How much security is enough?
    • Summary
  • Chapter 11: Exception, Anomaly, and Threat Detection
    • Abstract
    • Exception Reporting
    • Behavioral anomaly detection
    • Behavioral Whitelisting
    • Threat Detection
    • Summary
  • Chapter 12: Security Monitoring of Industrial Control Systems
    • Abstract
    • Determining what to monitor
    • Successfully monitoring security zones
    • Information management
    • Log storage and retention
    • Summary
  • Chapter 13: Standards and Regulations
    • Abstract
    • Common standards and regulations
    • ISA/IEC-62443
    • Mapping industrial network security to compliance
    • Industry best practices for conducting ICS assessments
    • Common Criteria and FIPS Standards
    • Summary
  • Appendix A: Protocol Resources
  • Appendix B: Standards Organizations
  • Appendix C: NIST Security Guidelines
  • Glossary
  • Index


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"...worth recommendation for people who are interested in modern industry control systems security. Additionally, it will be advantageous for university researchers and graduate students in the network security field, as well as to the industry specialists in the area of ICS." --IEEE Communications Magazine

"The second edition of this work seems to be much-needed. Vulnerabilities in industrial control systems show no signs of abating…" --Network Security

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