Cybersecurity for SCADA Systems, 2nd Edition

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A general background of SCADA system technology and cybersecurity concepts and technologies, showing how the two can be brought together to safeguard our infrastructure and computer automation systems. This book provides a high-level overview of this unique technology, with an explanation of each market segment. Readers will understand the vital issues and learn strategies for decreasing or eliminating system vulnerabilities. 

The world has changed since the first edition was published in 2006. There have been many technological changes in communications and networking and in other areas of computer science. More focus is given to implementing cybersecurity protections and technical countermeasures. The second edition also takes advantage of the evolved industry-specific cybersecurity standards that have emerged, especially in the electric power and oil & gas pipeline industry sectors.

Features & Benefits

  • Functional breakdown and explanation of the typical features, capabilities, and components of a SCADA system
  • An overview of IT & cybersecurity technology and terminology 
  • Industry-specific as well as generalized discussion of SCADA vulnerabilities and available remediation strategies
  • Discussion of physical and electronic security issues and strategies


  • IT personnel
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Author

Dr. William (Tim) Shaw - CISSP, C|EH, CPT, CAP. Over 40 years of industry experience designing and deploying DCS, SCADA and PLC based industrial control and automation systems in a range of industries including Electric power, Oil and Gas pipelines, Refining, Water and Waste-Water, Petrochemical, Steel, Glass, Pharmaceuticals, Wind Turbines and Substation Automation. He also helped develop the NRC's cyber security program for domestic Nuclear Power plants. He is the Author of Computer Control of BATCH Processes , Cyber Security for SCADA Systems and co-author of Industrial Data Communications as well as a contributor to three other books. Shaw is a subject matter expert to the ISA (International Society for Automation) where he teaches several courses on Instrumentation and Control, Basics of process measurement, Industrial cyber security, Basic and Advanced telecommunications and Networking plus Database management for industrial automation systems. Shaw is a former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the graduate engineering department of Loyola University in Baltimore where he taught graduate-level courses in computer operating systems and networking. Shaw also taught on-line courses on BATCH process control and Industrial Cyber Security for the University of Kansas continuing education department. Shaw has authored dozens of articles on a wide range of technical topics. He was also the Contributing Editor for Security Topics to Electric Energy T & D Magazine.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 499
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9781593705060

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1 Review

  • 5

    ICS SCADA Cybersecurity

    Posted by Simha Himakuntala on 2nd May 2021

    Very nice explanations with detail oriented happening in real time systems.

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