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eBook - 5 Reasons to Implement an Industrial Cybersecurity Program

Top 5 Threats to Your Industrial Cybersecurity This Year
Digitalization and cybersecurity go hand in hand. As operations become more connected, data-driven and autonomous, your exposure to cyber threats increases. Hackers are aware of this vulnerability and are now strategically attacking Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) environments that are converging. Avoid joining the list of organizations that don't realize they have been hacked until it's too late.



Article - The Rise of Industrial Cyber Attacks

The Rise of Industrial Cyber Attacks
Organizations are facing increasing operational risks as cyber threat actors shift focus from the Information Technology (IT) networks that run business systems to the Operational Technology (OT) networks that control industrial operations. The next step for industrial companies is to proactively prevent operational disruptions that could impact our critical infrastructure.

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 Guidance
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.



Webinar - Analyzing the Ultimate Cybersecurity Threat: Converging IT/OT Environments

Analyzing the Ultimate Cybersecurity Threat: Converging IT/OT Environments
In this webinar, we dissect real-world cyber attacks, explore how and why they occurred and discuss best practices to help secure OT environments. We also touch on additional ideas on securing your organization against dangerous security threats that prosper in converging IT/OT/IoT settings. 

Webinar - MTSA Cyber Workshop: Complying with US Coast Guard Regulations

MTSA Cyber Workshop: Complying with U.S. Coast Guard Regulations
This webinar provides leading Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity practices that will support facility owners and operators as they navigate the latest cyber risk management requirements in their Facility Security Assessments (FSA) and Facility Security Plans (FSP), following the guidelines address in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20.

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 Implement 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.



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



Episode 11: Wärtsilä Part II - Protecting Industrial Cyber Ecosystems: 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.

Episode 9: Cyber Risk Series - From the Hacker's Point of View: What does cybersecurity look like from the opposition's point of view? With a long background in pen-testing and extensive experience in security research and programming, Weston Hecker is a professional "white hat" hacker at Mission Secure, a firm focused on control system cybersecurity. He is currently working on a major university research project with the Department of Homeland Security on 911 emergency systems and attack mitigation. In this episode, Weston shares insights into hacking oil rigs and how he's found cyber vulnerabilities in popular software and firmware systems from some of the world's leading technology companies. Listen and learn why organizations working in the offshore oil and gas and maritime sectors must confront cyber as a growing threat to operations.

Episode 3: Cyber Risk Series - Emergency Response and Facility Security Perspectives: "In emergency management, does cyber security have a role? Absolutely. The real question is will you realize it soon enough before you have an emergency inside of your emergency." After responding to eight major Gulf Coast hurricanes together as facility security officers, Bryan Markland of Lucite International shares current cyber insights with intelligence professional and veteran Brian Shajari, a cyber security assessor at ABS Group. Revisit our first episode to hear how the government is responding to cyber risk.

In the PRESS

Media Library


Colonial Pipeline Aftermath

Colonial Pipeline Aftermath: What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity
North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | 2021

Interview with Ian Bramson, Global Head of Cybersecurity

Understand the nature of cyber-attacks on industrial infrastructure, what to expect next and what can be done about it.

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 Managed Services

Industrial Cybersecurity Managed Services
Cyber criminals worldwide are expanding their attacks from the Information Technology (IT) systems that control your business data to the Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) that run your operations.

PDF - Cybersecurity for the Oil, Gas and Chemical Industry

Cybersecurity Services for the Oil, Gas and Chemical Industries
Operational Technologies used in the oil, gas and chemical industries are highly specialized and have network connections that are vulnerable to attack.

PDF - Cybersecurity for the Power Industry

Cybersecurity for the Power Industry
As part of critical infrastructure, the power industry is a key target for cybersecurity attacks. ABS Group has the Operational Technology (OT) experience and expertise to provide you an integrated single solution to manage your industrial cyber risk.

PDF - Cybersecurity for the Wind Power Industry

Cybersecurity for the Wind Power Industry
As wind power rapidly increases its global footprint and share of energy production, it is also becoming a key target for cyber attacks. The dispersed and remote nature of wind power makes it uniquely vulnerable and attractive to cyber hackers worldwide.

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 - 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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