US Cybersecurity Leaders Partner for Integrated Platform


ABS Advanced Solutions, part of the American Bureau of Shipping, has announced the formation of a partnership with SecurityGate to develop a cyber risk analysis solution for the maritime market.

As part of the agreement, ABS’ FCI Cyber Risk Methodology will be integrated with the SecurityGate software as a solution (SaaS) platform, strengthening ABS’ maritime cyber security leadership.

Features of the integrated solution include a dashboard that provides an instant shared view of cyber risks across assets, operations and critical suppliers.

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Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, commented: “ABS is the global leader in marine and offshore cyber security. This partnership with SecurityGate takes us to the next level.

“No other solution makes it so straightforward for operators and owners to gain such a deep understanding of their cyber risk and the steps they can take to improve it.”

Another capability of the software from SecurityGate software is the identification of unique remediation efforts, which highlight the financial benefits and improvement facilitated by cyber risk mitigation strategies.


Credit: ABS Advanced Solutions


Cherise Esparza, SecurityGate Chief Technological Officer, added: “The SecurityGate team is excited to support ABS in scaling their unique FCI risk methodology to help maritime clients operate safely.”

ABS Advanced Solutions Vice President Russ Medeiros also made a statement: “The new dashboard solution allows ABS to deliver the FCI Cyber Risk methodology more efficiently than ever before, providing clients with a comprehensive view into cyber risk management across their entire fleet over time.”

ABS’ solution was developed following a two-year research contract with the Maritime Security Center, an institution supported by the US Department of Homeland Security.

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