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OT Cybersecurity: What Now? What Next?

[Episode 17 - American Gas Association]

When it comes to cyber targets, critical infrastructure remains in the line of fire. Furthermore, the attacks against them continue to develop in complexity with each strike, leaving operational technology (OT) and IT controls extremely vulnerable. This is especially true for the oil and gas space, which has been exposed to several organized crime syndicates in recent years. So, what’s next for your security infrastructure in combating these cyber attacks?

Join host Ian Bramson, Global Head of Industrial Cybersecurity, Jim Linn, CIO of American Gas Association and Executive Director for DNG-ISAC, and Rock Lambros, Cybersecurity Leader and CEO for RockCyber, to explore next steps for addressing your OT cybersecurity.

Podcast Guests

Jim Linn is the CIO of the American Gas Association and the Executive Director for the Downstream Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center (DNG-ISAC). Linn has spent the past 35 years of his career in Information Technology and Cybersecurity management with several non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area, including eight years as IT Director for the Chemical Manufacturers Association. In addition, he is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Association Executive, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Protection Professional and holds many other industry certifications.


Kyriakos "Rock" Lambros is the CEO and Founder of RockCyber, LLC. Founded in 2018, RockCyber is a cybersecurity executive consulting firm specializing in aligning cybersecurity strategy to enterprise business goals. Lambros is a seasoned cybersecurity and information technology executive with expertise in aligning cybersecurity and technology strategy with enterprise business goals. He has served in several senior cybersecurity and technology roles for global companies such as MPLX (a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation), eBay, Honeywell, General Dynamics Information Technology, Wells Fargo and Agilent Technologies.


About the Host

Ian Bramson heads the global cybersecurity organization at ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group), an affiliate of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), where he works closely with senior executives to help minimize their cybersecurity risks. For over 20 years, Ian has helped organizations adapt to their digital environments and solve business challenges related to industrial cybersecurity, risk management and digital transformation. He has built successful companies, global sales organizations and cybersecurity programs across multiple industries, including power, maritime, oil and gas and more. Ian is a recognized thought leader and market developer in the emerging threat landscape of attacks on industrial operations and critical infrastructure. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English from Cornell University.

About ABS Group

ABS Group ( provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions, including industrial cybersecurity services, to help clients reduce risk and confirm the safety, integrity, quality and efficiency of their critical assets and operations. ABS Group has over 50 years of risk management and safety experience and was recently named one of America’s Best Consulting Firms of 2022 by Forbes. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally, serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, government and industrial sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, one of the world's leading marine and offshore classification societies.

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Produced by Sandra Monsalve-Ramos, Brittney Warrick and Daniel Fischer, Digital Communications at ABS Group

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