The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), the international professional body and learned society for marine professionals, has appointed Ian Bramson, ABS Group Global Head of Cyber Security, as Chair of the newly established Maritime Cyber Risk Management Special Interest Group (SIG).
A recognised leader with a strong track record of success in cyber security, Bramson has been solving cyber security challenges for more than 20 years. Bramson joins IMarEST’s group of maritime cyber security professionals, who are working to appraise emerging cyber risk and improve overall safety at sea.
With the technical complexity of maritime assets increasing, including the convergence of information technology with operational technology (OT), the threat of cyber attacks is omnipresent. The Maritime Cyber Risk Management SIG will work together to identify and evaluate new risks, develop preventative guidance and offer practical remedies for marine engineers, scientists and technology.
“I am honoured to be joining as the new Chair of the Maritime Cyber Risk Management SIG,” stated Bramson. “I look forward to working alongside my fellow members as we fulfill our objectives to establish the awareness of cyber threats, confirm best practices and improve organizational training both on board and ashore.”
The Maritime Cyber Risk Management SIG is currently shaping its agenda with plans to provide independent technical advice to ongoing regulatory work in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines.