American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) News Press Room ABS Issues Industry’s First Cyber Safety Notation

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For Immediate Release
Feb 21, 2017

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ABS Issues Industry’s First Cyber Safety Notation

Certification helps offshore operator combat cyber threats.

(Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has issued its first notation for the ABS Guide for cyber security Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries - ABS CyberSafety® Volume 2

“The focus on cyber safety is increasing, and that is changing the expectations industry has for classification services,” explains ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki." ABS is ahead of the curve in tackling this fast moving challenge, creating actionable guidance and helping clients protect themselves against cyber threats.” 

The ABS CyberSafety program is aimed at mitigating the risk of cyber security-related conditions or incidents that could negatively affect operations. Awarding the CS1 notation (Asset, Basic-level, Informed cyber security Implementation) is a significant industry first and underscores ABS’ leadership in addressing cyber security.

The ABS team worked closely with the client, reviewing and assessing cyber security documentation and the cyber security system to more effectively protect industrial control systems from a cyber security-related incident or failure on their offshore assets.

“Awarding the first industry notation for cyber security is a significant achievement,” says ABS Chief Technology Officer Howard Fireman. “ABS continues to set the standards for maritime cyber safety. Our team understands the criticality of cyber security to the offshore industry and is developing solutions address concerns across the broad maritime industry.” 

Visit www.eagle.org to learn more about the ABS CyberSafety offerings and to download the ABS Guide for cyber security Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries and other current guidance.

 

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Founded in 1862, ABS is a leading international classification organization devoted to promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine and offshore assets.