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Cybersecurity Lexicon

Authors: Ayala, Luis

  • A one-of-a-kind reference describing how hackers attack buildings and critical infrastructure in real time
  • The terms defined are up-to-date and the concepts are simple to understand
  • The book was developed specifically to introduce non-IT Managers to the vulnerability of industrial control systems (and SCADA systems) to cybersecurity-attack  
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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2068-9
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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2067-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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About this book

Learn the threats and vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure to cybersecurity attack.  Definitions are provided for cybersecurity technical terminology and hacker jargon related to automated control systems common to buildings, utilities, and industry.

Buildings today are automated because the systems are complicated and so we depend on the building controls system (BCS) to operate the equipment. We also depend on a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to keep a record of what was repaired and to schedule required maintenance. SCADA, BCS, and CMMS all can be hacked.

The Cybersecurity Lexicon puts cyber jargon related to building controls all in one place. The book is a handy desk reference for professionals interested in preventing cyber-physical attacks against their facilities in the real world.

Discussion of attacks on automated control systems is clouded by a lack of standard definitions and a general misunderstanding about how bad actors can actually employ cyber technology as a weapon in the real world. This book covers:

  • Concepts related to cyber-physical attacks and building hacks are listed alphabetically with text easily searchable by key phrase
  • Definitions are providesd for technical terms related to equipment controls common to industry, utilities, and buildings—much of the terminology also applies to cybersecurity in general

What You’ll learn

  • Get a simple explanation of cybersecurity attack concepts
  • Quickly assess the threat of the most common types of cybersecurity attacks to your facilities in real time
  • Find the definition of facilities, engineering, and cybersecurity acronyms

Who This Book Is For

Architects, engineers, building managers, students, researchers, and consultants interested in cybersecurity attacks against facilities in the real world. Also for IT professionals getting involved in cybersecurity responsibilities.

About the authors

Luis Ayala worked over 25 years for the Department of Defense with the past 11 years at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Prior to his appointment as a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader in 2008, he held several leadership positions at the Branch and Division levels.

His tenure culminated with the position as Senior Technical Expert (facilities/construction). Mr. Ayala earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and he received his Master of Science and Technology Intelligence from the National Intelligence University. NIU is the Intelligence Community’s sole accredited, federal degree granting institution. His Master’s thesis titled “Cybersecure Facilities for the Intelligence Community” is classified. Mr. Ayala was awarded the DIA Civilian Expeditionary Medal and the Civilian Combat Support Medal.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2068-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2067-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cybersecurity Lexicon
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Luis Ayala
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2068-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2068-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2067-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 200
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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