Maritime Cyber Security
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.
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.