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ABS Hong Kong Hosted a Cybersecurity Workshop

Posted on Jul 14, 2017

ABS Greater China Division hosted a workshop entitled “cyber security – Real Case Studies and Practical Solutions for Shipping” on June 14 in Hong Kong. Many representatives from the Hong Kong shipping community participated the workshop.

The objective of the workshop is to provide Hong Kong shipping community with ABS’ practical approach to evaluating cyber security risk management practices implemented in a maritime organization, measuring their level of readiness to cyber events and mitigating risks related to cyber security.

The half-day workshop, presented by Paul Walters, ABS Director of Cyber Service Delivery, addressed the topics including maritime cyber security, cyber-related maritime incidents, cyber security as operational risk management challenge, MSC 98 agenda for cyber risk management, ABS CyberSafety® program framework and assessment process.

The practical solutions and risk-based approach that ABS takes to achieve cyber security sparked interest from the participants. Following the presentations, workshop participants exchanged views with ABS technical specialists, discussing the cyber security concerns that they are facing and the ways to tackle the cyber risks.

In addition to the subject public workshop, ABS Hong Kong also carried out private sessions for several ship management companies.