ABS Issues First Cyber Safety Notation

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Posted by Eric Haun

ABS said it has issued its first notation for the ABS Guide for
Cybersecurity Implementation for the marine and offshore

"The focus on cyber safety is increasing, and that is changing
the expectations industry has for classification services,"
explained ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J.
Wiernicki." ABS is ahead of the curve in tackling this fast
moving challenge, creating actionable guidance and helping
clients protect themselves against cyber threats."

The ABS CyberSafety program is aimed at mitigating the risk of
cybersecurity-related conditions or incidents that could
negatively affect operations. Awarding the CS1 notation (Asset,
Basic-level, Informed Cybersecurity Implementation) is a
significant industry first and underscores ABS' leadership in
addressing cybersecurity.

The ABS team worked closely with the client, reviewing and
assessing cybersecurity documentation and the cybersecurity
system to more effectively protect industrial control systems
from a cybersecurity-related incident or failure on their
offshore assets.

"Awarding the first industry notation for cybersecurity is a
significant achievement," said ABS Chief Technology Officer,
Howard Fireman. "ABS continues to set the standards for maritime
cyber safety. Our team understands the criticality of
cybersecurity to the offshore industry and is developing
solutions that address concerns across the broad maritime

Feb 21, 2017

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