First cyber security notation

21 Feb 2017

US-headquartered classification society has issued its first notation for the ‘ABS Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries’.

 “The focus on cyber
safety is increasing, and that is changing the expectations industry has for
classification services,” explains 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 industry.”

By Jake Frith

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