Cyber Security Solutions for Operational Technology
Marine and Offshore Capabilities
What risks do new digital tools pose to maritime and offshore operations?
Cybersecurity is a safety matter and part of safety
With our current advancement toward a digital future, we see more and more integration between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). While new digital tools provide benefits to industrial operations, they also pose more risks to the security and overall safety of marine and offshore assets.
"Cybersecurity is important for OT because it's a safety matter. There are safety implications for people, property, the environment as well as whatever mission the ship has."
"That's where we come in with our maritime cybersecurity program," says Marcia Lee, cybersecurity engineer and business development lead at ABS Group. "We look at where IT and OT are being integrated, what systems are now digital that were not digital 10 years ago, and what new risks do those systems pose and how can we protect them."
Should a cyber incident occur and affect one of these systems, there are safety implications for the entire marine and offshore supply chain, including life, property and the environment, says Lee. "Cybersecurity is important for OT because it's a safety matter. Cybersecurity for OT is part of safety."
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