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Cybersecurity Resources



Cybersecurity Resources: Webinars, Primers, Insights




Webinar - Understanding Cybersecurity Through the Lens of USCG NVIC 01-20

Understanding Cyber Security Through the Lens of USCG NVIC 01-20
NS HSQE and Vetting Manager combines safety management systems, risk mitigation, inspection and change management in a comprehensive compliance management process to ensure safe and compliant operations.

Webinar - IMO 2021 Cyber Risk Management Guidelines

IMO 2021 Cyber Risk Management Guidelines: What to Know and How to Comply
To support ship owners and operators with cyber risk management, IMO recommends developing a comprehensive set of security measures that span across your operations. This webinar reviews the IMO Cyber Risk Management Guidelines and the steps you need to take to reduce the likelihood and impact of a cyber incident utilizing services that support your path to compliance.



PDF - Primer on IMO Cyber Risk Management Guidelines

A Primer On IMO Cyber Risk Management Guidelines

In collaboration with the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and
Indemnity Association, Inc. (the American Club)
. Meeting the IMO Cyber Risk Management Guidelines will require a comprehensive set of cyber risk controls to demonstrate defense in depth and breadth. Request our primer covering a path to compliance.

PDF - Primer on Cybersecurity for MTSA-Regulated Facilities

A Primer On Cybersecurity for MTSA-Regulated Facilities

How to Comply with USCG Cyber Requirements
U.S. Coast Guard Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20 announced the agency's final position on cybersecurity for maritime facilities. This white paper covers what to know about NVIC 01-20 to address cyber vulnerabilities as required under MTSA regulations.



Article - COVID-19's Other Viral Threat: Cyber

COVID-19's Other Viral Threat: Cyber
The snap-back risk of COVID-19 can have real-world consequences. Attackers are no longer only just interested in stealing data from corporate IT systems. They now are actively trying to understand how to take control of operational networks onboard vessels.

Article - Cybersecurity Requirements for Offshore Facilities

Cybersecurity Requirements for Offshore Facilities
For Outer Continental Shelf facilities, NVIC 01-20 provides guidance to facility owners and operators on complying with requirements to assess, document and address computer system and network vulnerabilities in accordance with 33 CFR parts 105 and 106.

Article - Cybersecurity: A Simple Approach to Understanding Cyber Risk in OT Assets

Cybersecurity: A Simple Approach to Understanding Cyber Risk in OT Assets
Using the ABS FCI Cyber Risk process, marine and offshore owners/operators can apply a cost-effective risk mitigation strategy across their assets and fleets. Here's how.



Toolkit - Cyber Risk and Facility Security

Cyber Risk and Facility Security Toolkit
A trusted ally to both industry and government agencies, ABS Group offers a range of cyber risk and facility security services. Explore our knowledge toolkit to see what engineering solutions, technical information and training services are available to support cyber resiliency at maritime facilities, ports and terminals.


Cybersecurity Insights


Brennan, Miletello and Bramson at USCG Sector New York at historic Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, February 27, 2020

Risk Matters X.0 Podcast: Cyber Risk Series - United States Coast Guard: Let's talk 'cyber risk.' What is it and what does the threat landscape look like today? Host Ian Bramson, head of cyber security at ABS Group, takes on a topic that's created a lot of confusion over the last 20 years. In this first episode of our Cyber Risk Series, Ian sits down with Lieutenant Commander Sarah Brennan and Emily Miletello, Attorney, at the U.S. Coast Guard to ask how the government is monitoring cyber risk as a threat to operations and how we can stay informed. For more episodes in this series, visit our podcast page.

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In the PRESS

Media Library


Press - A Tale of Two Viruses

A Tale of Two Viruses
Marine Professional | Cyber Crime Issue 4 2020

Interview with Ian Bramson, Global Head of Cybersecurity

With cybercrime surging over the past few months, the global pandemic has been a wake-up call for the maritime industry.

IADC - Drilling Contractor

Audio interview: Cyber Threats Emerge as COVID-19 Forces Shift to Remote Work
Drilling Contractor - Official Magazine of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) | Drilling It Safely 2020

Ian Bramson discusses cyber threats sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.


SERVICE FactSheets

Cyber Risk Management and Cybersecurity Solutions


PDF - Industrial Cybersecurity

Industrial Cybersecurity
ABS Group is a premier provider of cybersecurity consulting, implementation and risk
management services. We help provide the cyber visibility and control companies
need to minimize their operational and safety risks and secure critical operations.

PDF - IMO Cyber Risk Management Guidelines

IMO Cyber Risk Management
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) recommends ship owners and operators address cyber risk management in safety management systems by the first annual verification of their IMO Document of Compliance after 1 January 2021.

PDF - Cyber Risk Reduction and Cyber Risk Rating Program

Marine and Offshore Cybersecurity: CybeR2 Program
The ABS Group Cyber Risk Reduction and Rating (CybeR2) Program helps shipyards, marine and offshore owner/operators and shoreside terminal operators to assess, understand and control cyber risk for more secure and compliant OT assets.

PDF - Cybersecurity Training Solutions

Cybersecurity Training Solutions
Every major cyber standard, regulation and guideline highlights the critical importance of training. ABS Group provides training capabilities to address your industry's unique operational environment. We offer custom and remote training solutions tailored to your industry.

PDF - Cyber Risk Management for MTSA-Regulated Facilities

Cyber Risk Management for MTSA-Regulated Facilities
Cyber attacks are accelerating in frequency, variety and severity, making cybersecurity a business imperative for facilities in accordance with the U.S. Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulations.

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