Techno Security's Guide to Securing SCADA: A Comprehensive Handbook On Protecting The Critical Infrastructure

Techno Security's Guide to Securing SCADA: A Comprehensive Handbook On Protecting The Critical Infrastructure

by Jack Wiles, Marc Weber Tobias, Greg Miles, Paul A. Henry
     
 

ISBN-10: 1597492825

ISBN-13: 9781597492829

Pub. Date: 07/30/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Around the world, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems and other real-time process control networks run mission-critical infrastructure—everything from the power grid to water treatment, chemical manufacturing to transportation. These networks are at increasing risk due to the move from proprietary systems to more standard platforms and

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Overview

Around the world, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems and other real-time process control networks run mission-critical infrastructure—everything from the power grid to water treatment, chemical manufacturing to transportation. These networks are at increasing risk due to the move from proprietary systems to more standard platforms and protocols and the interconnection to other networks. Because there has been limited attention paid to security, these systems are seen as largely unsecured and very vulnerable to attack.

This book addresses currently undocumented security issues affecting SCADA systems and overall critical infrastructure protection. The respective co-authors are among the leading experts in the world capable of addressing these related-but-independent concerns of SCADA security. Headline-making threats and countermeasures like malware, sidejacking, biometric applications, emergency communications, security awareness llanning, personnel & workplace preparedness and bomb threat planning will be addressed in detail in this one of a kind book-of-books dealing with the threats to critical infrastructure protection. They collectivly have over a century of expertise in their respective fields of infrastructure protection. Included among the contributing authors are Paul Henry, VP of Technology Evangelism, Secure Computing, Chet Hosmer, CEO and Chief Scientist at Wetstone Technologies, Phil Drake, Telecommunications Director, The Charlotte Observer, Patrice Bourgeois, Tenable Network Security, Sean Lowther, President, Stealth Awareness and Jim Windle, Bomb Squad Commander, CMPD.

• Internationally known experts provide a detailed discussion of the complexities of SCADA security and its impact on critical infrastructure
• Highly technical chapters on the latest vulnerabilities to SCADA and critical infrastructure and countermeasures
• Bonus chapters on security awareness training, bomb threat planning, emergency communications, employee safety and much more
• Companion Website featuring video interviews with subject matter experts offer a "sit-down" with the leaders in the field

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597492829
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/30/2008
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Chapter 1: Physical Security: SCADA and the Critical Infrastructure's Biggest Vulnerability
Chapter 2: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
Chapter 3: SCADA Security Assessment Methodology
Chapter 4: Developing an Effective Security Awareness Program
Chapter 5: Working with Law Enforcement on SCADA Incidents
Chapter 6:Locked but Not Secure: An Overview of Conventional and High Security Locks
Chapter 7: Bomb Threat Planning: Things Have Changed
Chapter 8: Biometric Authentication for SCADA Security
Appendix: Personal, Workforce, and Family Preparedness
Index

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