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What is Industrial Control System (ICS)

Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems in the Future Internet Environment
A collective of different types of control systems and associated instrumentation, which include the devices, systems, networks, and controls used to operate and/or automate industrial processes.
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Modeling of ICS/SCADA Crypto-Viral Attacks in Cloud-Enabled Environments
Aaron Zimba (Mulungushi University, Zambia) and Douglas Kunda (Mulungushi University, Zambia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2910-2.ch006
The production processes of critical infrastructures (CIs) are managed and monitored by Industrial Control Systems (ICS) such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition). The resulting CIs networks are huge and complex, which have inadvertently called for the integration of other technologies such as the internet for efficiency. The integration of such unsecured technologies and the advent of new computing paradigms such as IoT (internet of things) and Cloud computing which are being integrated into current industrial environments, giving rise to Industry 4.0 have further expanded the attack surface. This chapter considers a new breed of security attacks, crypto-viral attacks (crypto mining and crypto ransomware attacks), which target both the production and control networks of CIs. The authors model these attacks and evaluate their impacts. Such modeling is crucial in understanding the extent of the scope and detection capabilities of the first line of defense (intrusion detection and prevention systems), and possible avenues for mitigation strategies are suggested.
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Deep Learning for Cyber Security Risk Assessment in IIoT Systems
A general term that refers to the interconnected equipment used to monitor and control physical equipment and processes in industrial environments.
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Building Industrial Scale Cyber Security Experimentation Testbeds for Critical Infrastructures
A general notion that refers to several types of control systems and associated tools used for the industrial process control.
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