Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ICS Security Book

This last weekend Joe Weiss, a vocal expert on industrial control system (ICS) security issues, announced that his new book on ICS security has an announced publication date of April 10th, 2010. According to the publisher’s web site the book, Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats, will be 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[emphasis added]”. I think that it is interesting that both Joe and his publisher are avoiding the claim that this is directed at terrorist threats. Joe has long been vocal in noting that both deliberate and accidental electronic threats exist against which ICS systems must be protected. The publisher, Momentum Press, also notes that the book addresses:
•“How to better understand the convergence between Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and general IT systems •“Insight into educational needs and certifications •“How to conduct Risk and Vulnerability Assessments •“Descriptions and observations from malicious and unintentional ICS cyber incidents •“Recommendations for securing ICS”
The book will be available in both soft-cover and electronic versions. Advance orders are being accepted.

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