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Ports and Terminals Cybersecurity

Ports and Terminals Cyber Security

Defend Your Critical Assets and Operations

Cyber attacks are accelerating in frequency, variety and severity, making cybersecurity a business imperative for ports and terminals. The convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems has pushed cyber risk management to the forefront of safety, security and operations.

The cybersecurity team at ABS Group can help maritime facilities meet the latest international guidance and standards for cyber risk management. We'll help facility owners and operators understand how to apply risk-based controls and establish a resilient cybersecurity program within any maritime port or terminal. Our team of experienced cybersecurity engineers and regulatory advisors are qualified to assist you on the path to compliance.

Understand Your Cyber Risk

We work with a diverse range of maritime clients to understand their unique OT cybersecurity risks and help them build industrial security solutions to reduce the likelihood of an attack. From the earliest concept and design phases to integrating a program into existing operations, we'll help your organization develop and implement the industrial security solutions and controls you need to manage cyber risk.


Consulting solutions to help scope and develop cyber programs.


Develop in-depth capabilities to protect networks and assets.


Identify, respond, remediate, and recover from cyber attacks.

How We Can Help with Port/Terminal Cybersecurity

ABS Group's OT Cybersecurity services go beyond traditional assessment and consulting to include technical cyber capability development and cyber risk management for identification, protection, defense, detection, response and recovery. Our capabilities include installation of cyber technology and the ongoing management of cyber services, including
24/7/365 remote monitoring, asset management and vulnerability management. Our comprehensive services for maritime facilities and critical infrastructure include:

  • Compliance Management
  • Port / Facility Cyber Risk Assessments
  • Cyber Capability Buildout and Enhancement
  • Defense in Depth and Breadth for Facility Security
  • Cyber Maturity Report Identifying Cyber Risks
  • Design of Seismic Restraints for Equipment and Utility Systems
  • Training Solutions for Cyber Risk Management
  • Understand NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Learn the Difference between IT and OT Risks
  • Evaluate Cyber Risks Specific to Your Facility
  • Understand How to Review Cyber Risk Maturity
  • Apply Cyber Risk Reduction Controls Using NIST Guidelines and Other Cybersecurity Requirements

Cyber Risk Management for MTSA-Regulated Facilities

A trusted ally to government agencies, ABS Group offers a range of cybersecurity services to help maritime facilities throughout the nation implement a comprehensive cyber risk management program.

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) makes clear in Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20 that facilities need to conduct effective cybersecurity assessments in order to meet existing MTSA-regulated facilities guidelines and regulations. That means facilities like yours are expected to address cyber risk in their existing facility security plan. ABS Group's cybersecurity team has deep domain expertise working with the Coast Guard and in emergency management and facility security. Learn more about our services for MTSA-regulated facilities.

MTSA-Regulated Services 

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