ABS and Atos partner on cyber product

Class society ABS has teamed up with Atos to create a new Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) cyber security system to reduce cyber risk across the marine and offshore energy supply chain.

The product focuses on implementing cyber security at the earliest stages of asset design and development, making cyber risk management a consistent and integral part of operations from the beginning.

“Cyber security is the new frontier in marine and offshore safety,” said Ian Bramson, Global Head of Cyber Security at ABS Group.

“As these assets become more digital, the industry must be ready to deal with a broader range of threats. Atos is a digital transformation leader in Cloud-based cyber security and high-performance computing. Working together, we are able to deliver a converged IT/OT solution for safer, more secure assets and operations.”

ABS’s cyber portfolio already includes a Cyber Risk Reduction and Cyber Risk Rating (CybeR2) programme to help clients assess, understand and control their cyber risk. The CybeR2 Programme is built on the ABS FCI Cyber Risk method developed with the Maritime Security Center, a US Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence.

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