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Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security

2nd Edition

Edited by Robert Radvanovsky, Jacob Brodsky


405 pages | 26 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781498717076
pub: 2016-05-10

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This comprehensive handbook covers fundamental security concepts, methodologies, and relevant information pertaining to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and other industrial control systems used in utility and industrial facilities worldwide. A community-based effort, it collects differing expert perspectives, ideas, and attitudes regarding securing SCADA and control systems environments toward establishing a strategy that can be established and utilized.

Including six new chapters, six revised chapters, and numerous additional figures, photos, and illustrations, the second edition serves as a primer or baseline guide for SCADA and industrial control systems security. The book is divided into five focused sections addressing topics in

  • Social implications and impacts
  • Governance and management
  • Architecture and modeling
  • Commissioning and operations
  • The future of SCADA and control systems security

The book also includes four case studies of well-known public cyber security-related incidents.

The Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems, Second Edition provides an updated and expanded source of essential concepts and information that are globally applicable to securing control systems within critical infrastructure protection programs. It presents best practices as well as methods for securing a business environment at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels.

Table of Contents



Jacob Brodsky and Robert Radvanovsky

Sociological and Cultural Aspects

Jacob Brodsky and Robert Radvanovsky

Threat Vectors

Jim Butterworth

Risk Management

Wayne Boone (revised by Allan McDougall)

International Implications of Securing Our SCADA/Control System Environments

Vytautas Butrimas

Aurora Generator Test

Joe Weiss


Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity of SCADA

Steven Young

Incident Response and SCADA

Steven Young

Forensics Management

Craig Wright

Governance and Compliance

Wayne Boone (revised by Allan McDougall)

Project Management for SCADA Systems

Darrell G. Vydra


Communications and Engineering Systems

Jacob Brodsky

Metrics Framework for a SCADA System

Robert Radvanovsky

Networking Topology and Implementation

Jacob Brodsky

Active Defense in Industrial Control-System Networks

Robert M. Lee

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Steven Young


Obsolescence and Procurement of Industrial Control Systems

Bernie Pella

Patching and Change Management

Bernie Pella

Physical Security Management

Allan McDougall and Jeff Woodruff

Tabletop/Red–Blue Exercises

Robert Radvanovsky

Integrity Monitoring

Craig Wright

Data Management and Records Retention

Jacob Brodsky and Robert Radvanovsky


The Future of SCADA and Control Systems Security

Jacob Brodsky and Robert Radvanovsky

Appendix I: Listing of Online Resources of SCADA/Control Systems

Appendix II: Terms and Definitions

About the Editors

Robert Radvanovsky, CIPS, is an active security professional in the United States with knowledge in security, risk management, business continuity, disaster recovery planning, and remediation. He obtained his master’s degree in computer science from DePaul University in Chicago, and he has significantly contributed toward establishing several certification programs, specifically on the topics of critical infrastructure protection and critical infrastructure assurance. He has special interest and knowledge in matters of critical infrastructure and has published a number of articles and white papers regarding this topic, and has authored or coauthored several books in the field. Though he has been significantly involved in establishing security training and awareness programs through his company, Infracritical, he also works with several professional accreditation and educational institutions on the topics of homeland security, critical infrastructure protection and assurance, and cybersecurity.

Jacob Brodsky began his career in computing and telecommunications at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) as an instrumentation and telecommunications technician while attending evening classes at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, from which he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He has worked on every aspect of SCADA and control systems for the WSSC, from the assembly language firmware of the remote terminal unit to the communications protocols and the telecommunications networks, including frequency-division multiplexing analog and digital microwave radios, the data networks, systems programming, protocol drivers, human–machine interface design, and programmable logic controller programming. He is a registered professional engineer of control systems in the state of Maryland, and has coauthored chapters on control systems for several books.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Systems Architecture / General
COMPUTERS / Security / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief