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ABS Consulting and Nozomi Networks partner to bolster cybersecurity

ABSG Consulting has partnered with operational technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) security firm Nozomi Networks to enhance ABS Consulting's OT network monitoring and managed services.

This joint solution is aimed at organisations within industrial sectors such as oil and gas, power and energy, maritime, chemical and manufacturing. By combining their knowledge and expertise in OT and Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity, ABS Consulting and Nozomi will help organisations meet their cybersecurity challenges and address the ever-changing threat landscape.

ABS Consulting joins Nozomi Networks' MSSP Elite Partners program, which enables managed security service providers (MSSPs) to build upon the existing capabilities of Nozomi Networks Vantage, Guardian and Central Management Console (CMC) products that Nozomi manages on behalf of customers. The program also gives customers confidence that MSSPs are trained, certified and available to incorporate Nozomi Networks' solutions within their MSSP platform and/or SOC certifications.

In 2021, the U.S. saw a number of high-profile cybersecurity attacks on critical infrastructure and industrial organisations. The incidents, which began in IT systems, caused the targeted organisations to proactively shut down operations to minimise damage and prevent threat actors from infiltrating OT systems. These actions not only highlighted the monumental differences in the methods used to manage OT and IT vulnerabilities, but they demonstrated the wide-spread effects on bottom lines, reputations and the public.

"These high-profile attacks on critical infrastructure demonstrate the divide between how organisations prepare for and manage the cybersecurity threats facing their OT and IT. The IT cybersecurity pace is much more advanced, while OT is an emerging target. This, combined with increased digitalisation and connectivity, is creating an ever-expanding risk gap that requires specialized domain expertise to address," said Ian Bramson, global head of industrial cybersecurity at ABS Consulting. "Through our collaboration with Nozomi Networks, our clients will now have access to OT-specific managed services, including 24/7 monitoring as well as asset and vulnerability management."

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