ABS Issues Industry's First Cyber Safety Notation

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By MarEx 2017-02-21 15:31:05

Certification helps offshore operator combat cyber threats.

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has issued its first notation for the ABS Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries.

“The focus on cyber safety is increasing, and that is changing the expectations industry has for classification services,” explains ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki." ABS is ahead of the curve in tackling this fast moving challenge, creating actionable guidance and helping clients protect themselves against cyber threats.”

The ABS CyberSafety® program is aimed at mitigating the risk of cybersecurity-related conditions or incidents that could negatively affect operations. Awarding the CS1 notation (Asset, Basic-level, Informed Cybersecurity Implementation) is a significant industry first and underscores ABS’ leadership in addressing cybersecurity.

The ABS team worked closely with the client, reviewing and assessing cybersecurity documentation and the cybersecurity system to more effectively protect industrial control systems from a cybersecurity-related incident or failure on their offshore assets.

“Awarding the first industry notation for cybersecurity is a significant achievement,” says ABS Chief Technology Officer Howard Fireman. “ABS continues to set the standards for maritime cyber safety. Our team understands the criticality of cybersecurity to the offshore industry and is developing solutions that address concerns across the broad maritime industry.”

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