ABS announced a partnership with Mission Secure (MSi) to provide cyber protection. Based on the FCI Cyber Risk Methodology, the incorporation of the MSi platform aims to provide ABS with better cyber defence of industrial control systems that operate modern vessels and offshore platforms.
FCI Cyber Risk Methodology provides a way to count and quantify risk. Incorporating the MSi platform with the FCI Cyber Risk method delivers an understanding of cyber risk across assets, in combination with network monitoring and protective solutions. The platform is powered by an on board or cloud-based dashboard for centralized management at all levels.
The ABS FCI Cyber Risk Methodology was created after a two-year research contract with the Maritime Security Center – a US Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence – led by Stevens Institute of Technology and including the US Department of Defense.
BS stated that clients using the Nautical Systems marine-focused ERP solution, this serves as an extension to enable more data-driven insights that facilitate smart decision-making and swift incident response.
Dennis Hackney, ABS Senior Advisor, Cyber, commented:
ABS shines a spotlight on cyber security vulnerabilities using the FCI Cyber Risk™ method and MSi drops in the technologies required to protect clients’ critical functions. Essentially, we accurately point out cyber security exposures using the FCI Cyber Risk™ method and MSi provides the technologies to close those gaps