Nearly every aspect of modern life depends on industrial control systems (ICS) operating as expected. As ICS devices become increasingly connected, they also become increasingly vulnerable. By and large, commercial and critical infrastructure industrial orgs are underprepared for the digital convergence of their IT and OT environments. ICS operators need to get a robust cybersecurity program in place—and fast.
This book covers how to do just that, with clear instructions on implementing industrial frameworks and foundational security controls, aligning IT/OT, gaining executive buy-in and selecting the right tools for the job.
What's in the Guide
INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEM BASICS
See the evolution of ICS cybersecurity, learn key terms and concepts, and understand the IT/OT divide.
THE ICS THREAT LANDSCAPE
Get an overview of major ICS attacks, including a real-world attack run-through, and learn how to defend against common types of cyber events.
USING INDUSTRIAL FRAMEWORKS
Learn how frameworks like MITRE, IEC 62443, CIS and NERC CIP take the guesswork out of OT security.
BEST PRACTICES & ACTION PLANS
Hit the ground running with step-by-step guidance on organizational buy-in and starting a solid ICS cybersecurity program.
Once you understand the industrial cyber threat landscape, the frameworks you can use for ICS security, and how to gain organizational buy-in for your industrial security program, you’ll be ready to take action using proven methods like foundational controls.