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ABS appoints global head of cybersecurity to meet industry challenges

Cyber expert Mr Ian Bramson is taking on the role of global head of cybersecurity at ABS Cyber expert Mr Ian Bramson is taking on the role of global head of cybersecurity at ABS

ABS has appointed cyber expert Ian Bramson as its global head of cybersecurity to meet demand for better control and visibility of cyber risks.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} Mr Bramson will lead the development of a cybersecurity risk reduction program, building upon ABS’ FCI Cyber Risk method, which provides an understandable and scalable approach to measuring and managing cybersecurity risk for a single asset or an entire fleet.

“Cybersecurity is a business imperative as our world transforms rapidly and becomes more digital,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS chairman, president and CEO.  “The more connected our people and systems become, the more our industry’s operations are exposed to emerging risks.”

Mr Bramson has been solving cybersecurity challenges for more than 20 years. He is a recognised and respected thought leader, market developer and change expert that is expected to bring solid and effective strategies to meet cybersecurity challenges.

Mr Bramson has helped organisations solve cyber-related business challenges, such as managing the convergence of information technology with operational technology (OT), supporting risk management and enabling digital transformation. Before joining ABS, he was the global head of cybersecurity sales and strategy for Siemens AG.  In this role, he worked with top leaders across the energy market to develop strategic cybersecurity solutions to meet their OT needs.

“As maritime becomes more digital, and cyber attackers increasingly move from traditional IT targets to actively disrupting, delaying and destroying core operations, it is critical that our clients and industry have the right knowledge and tools to reduce the likelihood of an incident and its impact on operations,” Mr Bramson said. “I look forward to working with leaders in the Global Marine and Offshore industries to build an efficient and effective solution for sustainable, secure operations.”{/mprestriction}

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