Pentesting Industrial Control Systems

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Pentesting Industrial Control Systems

Pentesting Industrial Control Systems

person icon Paul Smith

ebook icon Packt Publishing

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Jan, 2023

architecture icon Operating Systems,IT & Software,Development


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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 450

ISBN : 9781800207288

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Learn how to defend your ICS in practice, from lab setup and intel gathering to working with SCADA

Key Features

  • Become well-versed with offensive ways of defending your industrial control systems
  • Learn about industrial network protocols, threat hunting, Active Directory compromises, SQL injection, and much more
  • Build offensive and defensive skills to combat industrial cyber threats

Book Description

The industrial cybersecurity domain has grown significantly in recent years. To completely secure critical infrastructure, red teams must be employed to continuously test and exploit the security integrity of a company's people, processes, and products.

This is a unique pentesting book, which takes a different approach by helping you gain hands-on experience with equipment that you’ll come across in the field. This will enable you to understand how industrial equipment interacts and operates within an operational environment.

You'll start by getting to grips with the basics of industrial processes, and then see how to create and break the process, along with gathering open-source intel to create a threat landscape for your potential customer. As you advance, you'll find out how to install and utilize offensive techniques used by professional hackers. Throughout the book, you'll explore industrial equipment, port and service discovery, pivoting, and much more, before finally launching attacks against systems in an industrial network.

By the end of this penetration testing book, you'll not only understand how to analyze and navigate the intricacies of an industrial control system (ICS), but you'll also have developed essential offensive and defensive skills to proactively protect industrial networks from modern cyberattacks.

What you will learn

  • Set up a starter-kit ICS lab with both physical and virtual equipment
  • Perform open source intel-gathering pre-engagement to help map your attack landscape
  • Get to grips with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for penetration testing on industrial equipment
  • Understand the principles of traffic spanning and the importance of listening to customer networks
  • Gain fundamental knowledge of ICS communication
  • Connect physical operational technology to engineering workstations and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software
  • Get hands-on with directory scanning tools to map web-based SCADA solutions

Who this book is for

If you are an ethical hacker, penetration tester, automation engineer, or IT security professional looking to maintain and secure industrial networks from adversaries, this book is for you. A basic understanding of cybersecurity and recent cyber events will help you get the most out of this book.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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