ABS

Cyber security guidance for equipment manufacturers

Given cyber risks pose a great challenge to the shipping industry and the supply chain, ABS issued a Guide for suppliers to be able to manage cyber risks within their products, while also presents the requirements for equipment compliance, based on ABS’s ABS CyberSafety® program.

IT/OT cyber security solution introduced for marine and offshore operations

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group) and digital transformation leader Atos announced plans to develop the industry’s first full-service Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) cyber security solution to reduce cyber risk across the global marine and offshore energy supply chain.

ABS, Mission Secure to leverage data for real-time monitoring and cyber defence

ABS announced a partnership with Mission Secure 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.

ABS, SecurityGate partner to provide cyber risk analysis

ABS announced that it started a collaboration with SecurityGate, in order to offer an in-depth cyber risk analysis solution. The solution will enter the ABS proprietary FCI Cyber Risk Methodology into the SecurityGate SaaS platform. The dashboard that will occur, will provide an instant shared view, showcasing the degree of cyber risk across assets, operations and critical suppliers.  

ABS gives solution to USCG’s call on port cyber security

ABS published its cyber security solution to help with regulated maritime facilities in complying with USCG guidance. The company’s services provide a solution for port and terminal facility operators that are responsible for maintaining USCG regulated Facility Security Plans (FSPs).

Watch: ABS presents FCI Cyber Risk Model

ABS launches the FCI Cyber Risk Model that enables the maritime cyber security risk to be more accurately measured. This methodology was developed by ABS Advanced Solutions. With the FCI Risk Model, one can measure and quantify risks based on critical functions, interconnections and identities that access those critical functions through digital connections.

ABS receives SMART4SEA Cyber Security Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that ABS has received the 2019 SMART4SEA Cyber Security Award, sponsored by Arcadia Shipmanagement, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 29th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference.

ABS, Fleet Management Limited to promote cyber security

The ABS FCI Cyber Risk model was developed after a two-year research contract between ABS and the Maritime Security Center. It was launched in June 2018, and quantifies cyber security risk, giving owners and operators a strategy to limit cyber risk onboard a vessel.

ABS: Measuring Cyber Risk in shipping

Mr Rick Scott, Senior Technical Advisor, ABS, shares latest developments on cyber security, explaining what initiatives ABS has taken to raise awareness, for which the classification society has been shortlisted alongside other distinguished nominees. Namely, ABS conducted a two-year research which resulted in a new model to assess cyber risk. As an industry, the ability to measure cyber risk will become a core foundation for operational efficiency and safety, he concludes.

First offshore cyber security-ready notation awarded

ABS awarded a CS-Ready Notation to a Sembcorp Marine jack-up drilling rig built to its proprietary Pacific Class 400 design. The CS-Ready Notation combines new features as it is the first-of-its-kind issued to an offshore facility. It requires that functions and connections are specifically characterized so the owner can control access to connections and systems. 

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