Protecting Industrial Cyber Ecosystems
[Episode 11 - Wärtsilä Series Part 2]
A system is only as secure as its weakest point. In this episode, we discuss cyber ecosystems with Wärtsilä, examining the advantages and vulnerabilities that support connectivity. "The ecosystem in the marine environment is a very populated space," says Eric Schreiber, General Manager for New Technologies at Wärtsilä. "There are a lot of hands in the pot, and not everyone has cybersecurity expertise." "There are a million things that can be taken into account when you are operating your vessel, and those come from IT and OT systems that expand far beyond the vessel ecosystem," adds Christopher Stein, Cybersecurity Expert at Wärtsilä.
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
Ian Bramson heads the global cybersecurity organization at ABS Group, where he works closely with senior executives across the energy, industrial and maritime sectors 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.
Ian is a recognized thought leader and market developer in the emerging threat landscape of attacks on industrial operations and critical infrastructure.
Produced by Nancy Dunnahoe, Brittney Warrick and Daniel Fischer, Digital Communications at ABS Group