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Securing SCADA Systems

ISBN: 978-0-7645-9787-9
218 pages
November 2005
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  • Bestselling author Ron Krutz once again demonstrates his ability to make difficult security topics approachable with this first in-depth look at SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems
  • Krutz discusses the harsh reality that natural gas pipelines, nuclear plants, water systems, oil refineries, and other industrial facilities are vulnerable to a terrorist or disgruntled employee causing lethal accidents and millions of dollars of damage-and what can be done to prevent this from happening
  • Examines SCADA system threats and vulnerabilities, the emergence of protocol standards, and how security controls can be applied to ensure the safety and security of our national infrastructure assets
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Table of Contents

About the Author.



Chapter 1: What Is a SCADA System?

Chapter 2: SCADA Systems in the Critical Infrastructure

Chapter 3: The Evolution of SCADA Protocols.

Chapter 4: SCADA Vulnerabilities and Attacks.

Chapter 5: SCADA Security Methods and Techniques.

Chapter 6: SCADA Security Standards and Reference Documents.

Chapter 7: SCADA Security Management Implementation Issues and Guidelines.

Chapter 8: Where We Stand Today.

Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations.

Appendix B: System Protection Profile — Industrial Control Systems.

Appendix C: Bibliography.


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Author Information

RONALD L. KRUTZ, PhD, P. E., CISSP, ISSEP, is Senior Information Security Researcher for Lockheed Martin Information Technologies. He has worked with distributed computing systems, computer architectures, real-time systems, and information security for more than forty years. Dr. Krutz founded the Carnegie Mellon Research Institute Cybersecurity Center and is coauthor of the bestselling CISSP Prep Guide, also published by Wiley.
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