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Maritime Cyber Security

Cyber Security Services

Marine Cyber Risk Reduction and Cyber Risk Rating Program

ABS Group, a subsidiary of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), works with clients to understand and control their unique operational technology (OT) cyber security risks. Since current maritime and offshore cyber security regulations and supporting standards uniformly base design and implementation of OT cyber security management systems on detailed risk management planning, it was critical for our Cyber Security experts to develop a method for observing and measuring cyber risk.

Understanding Maritime and Offshore Cyber Risk

Building on research efforts led by ABS, our Cyber Risk experts are leading maritime and offshore cyber security with an easily understandable scalable approach to measuring and managing cyber security risk for a single asset or an entire fleet.

The optimal time to consider implementing a robust cyber security program on board marine and offshore assets is during the earliest stages of design and construction or when a vessel is in drydock. Our Cyber Risk Reduction and Cyber Risk Rating (CybeR2)™ Program helps shipyards, marine and offshore owner/operators and shoreside ports and terminal operators assess, understand and control cyber risk for more secure and compliant OT assets.

Our comprehensive cyber security solutions include:

  • IT and OT capabilities at every stage of your Cyber Defense Program
  • Cyber Security Assessment using our award-winning FCI Cyber Risk™ Model
  • Cyber Security Program Standup and Awareness Training
  • OT Cyber Security Management Office and Incident Response
  • OT System Documentation and Management of Change


Public Training

Facility Security Officer (FSO) Cyber Security
Additional dates and locations available in 2020

Webinar Series: Cyber Security for Ports and Terminals

Cyber Security for U.S. Ports and Terminals
Available On-Demand

Effective Implementation of Cyber Security for Ports and Terminals
Available On-Demand

Cyber Security for ISPS Facilities
Available On-Demand

Maritime Compliance: Ports and Facility Cyber Security Awareness
Available On-Demand

Award-Winning FCI Cyber Risk Model

Powering our cyber security solutions is the ABS FCI Cyber Risk method used to measure cyber security risks associated with operational technology (OT) assets. This proprietary approach provides marine and offshore clients with a risk index for their OT assets, giving owners and operators an actionable strategy to reduce cyber risk onboard a vessel or offshore facility.

Effectively, our cyber security solutions place the controls for responding to cyber risks back into the hands of the asset owner. 

The FCI Cyber Risk method was developed following a two-year research contract with the Maritime Security Center—a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence—led by Stevens Institute of Technology and including the U.S. Department of Defense.

How It Works

Our Cyber Risk Management experts have challenged the traditional view on risk and delivered an innovative approach that produces a measurable risk index – a first in the maritime and offshore industry – the FCI Cyber Risk equation. The FCI Cyber Risk method gives clients a simple and practical way to count and quantify risk based on the FCI Cyber Risk equation:

Functions = Mission critical systems such as navigation and propulsion

Connections = Digital networks connecting Functions

Identities = People or digital devices that can access these connections

We can help you characterize Functions, Connections and Identities and combine them in our Risk Index calculator to produce an actionable report that helps you recognize and resolve specific risk points on an asset. This method enables our clients to target cyber security investments and create a cost-effective cyber risk mitigation strategy across their assets.

Operational Technology (OT) Cyber Risk in the Maritime Industry

ABS Group's Cyber Security team is challenging the traditional method for calculating OT cyber risk in the maritime industry with our award-winning FCI Cyber Risk™ Equation. Now is the time to calculate your cyber risk index score. Read our insights on how to measure OT cyber risk in the maritime industry and schedule a cyber security assessment for your organization.

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