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ABS and Mission Secure partner on cyber defence

ABS and Mission Secure (MSi) are partnering on cybersecurity to protect vessels and offshore platforms from current cyber threats ABS and Mission Secure (MSi) are partnering on cybersecurity to protect vessels and offshore platforms from current cyber threats

ABS has announced a partnership with Mission Secure (MSi) to provide comprehensive and streamlined cyber protection of industrial control systems that operate modern day vessels and offshore platforms.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The partnership will build on the success of ABS’ FCI Cyber Risk Methodology, which provides a simple and practical way to count and quantify risk. Integrating the MSi platform with the FCI Cyber Risk method delivers a comprehensive shared understanding of cyber risk across assets, in combination with continuous 24/7 network monitoring and protective solutions. The platform is powered by an onboard or cloud-based dashboard for centralised management at all levels.

“ABS shines a spotlight on cybersecurity vulnerabilities using the FCI Cyber Risk method and MSi drops in the technologies required to protect clients’ critical functions,” stated Dennis Hackney, ABS senior advisor, Cyber. “Essentially, we accurately point out cybersecurity exposures using the FCI Cyber Risk method and MSi provides the technologies to close those gaps.”

“ABS and MSi bring unparalleled history and experience in shipping and offshore. The combination of ABS’s cyber risk services and MSi’s patented industrial control system cybersecurity solutions provides asset owners and operators precisely what they need today to strengthen shipboard and on-platform cyber protections,” added David Drescher, CEO Mission Secure.

ABS’ approach is not a one-size-fits all, instead the organisation offers a solution designed to respond to individual clients’ needs, whatever the maturity of their cyber program. For ABS clients using the Nautical Systems marine-focused ERP solution, this serves as an extension to allow more data-driven insights that enable smart decision-making and swift incident response.{/mprestriction}

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