Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats

Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats cover

Joseph Weiss

In Stock Date: 
05/10/2010
Print Price: 
$108.95
Print ISBN: 
978-1-60650-197-9
Pages: 
338
Binding Type: 
Softcover

Aimed at both the novice and expert in IT security and industrial control systems (ICS), this book will help readers gain a better understanding of protecting ICSs from electronic threats. Cyber Security is getting much more attention and "SCADA security" (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) is a particularly important part of this field, as are Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) and all the other field controllers, sensors, drives, and emission controllers that make up the "intelligence" of modern industrial buildings and facilities. This book will help the reader better understand what is industrial control system cyber security, why it is different from IT security, what has really happened to date, and what needs to be done. Loads of practical advice is offered on everything from clarity on current cyber-security systems and how they can be integrated into general IT systems, to how to conduct risk assessments and how to obtain certifications, to future trends in legislative and regulatory issues affecting industrial security.

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Joseph Weiss

Joseph Weiss

Joseph Weiss is an industry expert on control systems and electronic security of control systems, with more than 40 years of experience in the energy industry. Mr. Weiss spent more than 14 years at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) where he led a variety of programs including the Nuclear Plant Instrumentation and Diagnostics Program, the Fossil Plant Instrumentation & Controls Program, the Y2K Embedded Systems Program and, the cyber security for digital control systems.