Industrial Control Systems Security

The growing threat of advanced cyber attacks on critical infrastructure and industrial control systems is a unique challenge for organizations. Government spies, terrorists, and organized crime increasingly target industrial systems, resulting in physical disruption of commercial operations and theft of intellectual property. Disruption of industrial control systems can not only destroy expensive equipment, but also cut off critical operations. These attacks, in turn, can lead to widespread costs and a loss of public confidence in society at large.
  • Industrial control systems include technologies such as data monitoring and acquisition control (SCADA) and distributed control systems (DCS), which are at the core of day-to-day operations in chemical processing, oil and gas production infrastructure and other industries.
  • These programs include rail switches, SCADA monitors, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Infrastructure organizations that are critical to the economy and national security use many of the same technologies, from banking data centers to power grids and rail transportation.
  • Many of these systems are increasingly connected to IT networks, exposing them to cyber-attacks.
  • Separately, Air-Gap attacks have a wide and dangerous range. Air-Gap network has its own range of attacks due to its separation from the World Wide Web, attacks based on Physical Media, Acoustic, Electromagnetic, Magnetic, Electric, Optical and Thermal, which have greatly increased the cyber threat to industrial control systems, these attacks are implemented on the basis of industrial and military networks and have a special secrecy.
  • Human factors are also the driving force behind Physical Media attacks, so informing human resources in the field of cyber security will be a principle, as well as the hardware used that if not in the right structure can be the factors that form an attack scenario.

Architectural Study

In the first step, the IT and OT architecture of the industrial complex must be thoroughly examined and visualized. Software and management systems, communication protocols, and industrial controller (PLC) devices must all be reviewed and monitored for targeted intrusion testing in terms of cyber security. Implemented on them and identified vulnerable spaces, in this study, all communication arrangements and connected devices should be identified and examined under a magnifying glass.

Vulnerability Assessment of Devices and Applications

Software and hardware technologies used in industrial spaces must be thoroughly evaluated for cybersecurity, including operating systems, port-enabled services, databases, and controllable management software. These assessments are expert and accurate in detecting zero-day vulnerabilities that can occur in both binary and web layers.

Assess Network Vulnerabilities

The evaluation of the communication network of industrial spaces alone has a list of vulnerabilities that must be thoroughly investigated. For example, in the architecture of Air-Gap networks, there are always unique scenarios and threats that must be addressed separately. Communication protocols that are constantly interacting with sensors and operating devices must also complete cyber security checks.

Industrial Penetration Testing

In industrial penetration testing, a team of experts always tries to find all the vulnerabilities in two Methodology Black box and white box check that the focus here is on detecting vulnerabilities, not evaluating them. In this regard, the penetration testing process is a much more comprehensive and complete step of detecting vulnerabilities that all devices and operating systems are tested. Will be included including IIoT devices.

Red Team Simulation

But the highest level of cyber security assessment of industrial complexes can be considered as Red Team simulation. Therefore, the affected areas and have suitable conditions for the intruder to be fully visible, including these simulations can be referred to the industrial cyber attack of Stuxnet virus.

Security Audit and Vulnerability Scans
Digital Forensics and Incident Response
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