Critical Infrastructure Security: Cybersecurity lessons learned from real-world breaches

Critical Infrastructure Security: Cybersecurity lessons learned from real-world breaches
by 作者: Soledad Antelada Toledano (Author)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社: Packt Publishing
Publication Date 出版日期: 2024-05-24
Language 语言: English
Pages 页数: 270 pages
ISBN-10 书号: 183763503X
ISBN-13 书号: 9781837635030

Book Description

Venture through the core of cyber warfare and unveil the anatomy of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure

Key Features

  • Gain an overview of the fundamental principles of cybersecurity in critical infrastructure
  • Explore real-world case studies that provide a more exciting learning experience, increasing retention
  • Bridge the knowledge gap associated with IT/OT convergence through practical examples
  • Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook

Book Description

Discover the core of cybersecurity through gripping real-world accounts of the most common assaults on critical infrastructure - the body of vital systems, networks, and assets so essential that their continued operation is required to ensure the security of a nation, its economy, and the public's health and safety - with this guide to understanding cybersecurity principles.

From an introduction to critical infrastructure and cybersecurity concepts to the most common types of attacks, this book takes you through the life cycle of a vulnerability and how to assess and manage it. You'll study real-world cybersecurity breaches, each incident providing insights into the principles and practical lessons for cyber defenders striving to prevent future breaches.

From DDoS to APTs, the book examines how each threat activates, operates, and succeeds. Additionally, you'll analyze the risks posed by computational paradigms, such as the advancement of AI and quantum computing, to legacy infrastructure.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to identify key cybersecurity principles that can help mitigate evolving attacks to critical infrastructure.

What you will learn

  • Understand critical infrastructure and its importance to a nation
  • Analyze the vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure systems
  • Acquire knowledge of the most common types of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure
  • Implement techniques and strategies for protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats
  • Develop technical insights into significant cyber attacks from the past decade
  • Discover emerging trends and technologies that could impact critical infrastructure security
  • Explore expert predictions about cyber threats and how they may evolve in the coming years

Who this book is for

This book is for SOC analysts, security analysts, operational technology (OT) engineers, and operators seeking to improve the cybersecurity posture of their networks. Knowledge of IT and OT systems, along with basic networking and system administration skills, will significantly enhance comprehension. An awareness of current cybersecurity trends, emerging technologies, and the legal framework surrounding critical infrastructure is beneficial.

Table of


  1. What is Critical Infrastructure?
  2. The Growing Threat of Cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure
  3. Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities
  4. The Most Common Attacks Against CI
  5. Analysis of the Top Cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure
  6. Protecting Critical Infrastructure - Part 1
  7. Protecting Critical Infrastructure - Part 2
  8. Protecting Critical Infrastructure - Part 3
  9. The Future of CI

About the Author

Soledad Antelada Toledano, a leading cybersecurity trailblazer, currently serves as security technical program manager at the Office of the CISO at google. Her career took off at Berkeley Lab, a key player in internet development and scientific research, where she also contributed significantly to NERSC's cybersecurity. Soledad further made her mark as the head of security for the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference, overseeing SCinet's network architecture. She founded GirlsCanHack, advocating for women in cybersecurity. Recognized as one of the 20 Most Influential Latinos in Technology in America in 2016, Soledad is a notable figure in promoting diversity and innovation in cybersecurity.

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