19 May 2022

Cybersecurity solves critical challenges and combats advanced threats

ABS Consulting and Nozomi Networks Partner to Bolster Cybersecurity for Marine and Critical Infrastructure

ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting), a leading global risk management company, has announced a strategic partnership with Nozomi Networks, a leader in OT and IoT security, to enhance ABS Consulting’s comprehensive operational technology (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 unparalleled knowledge and expertise in OT and Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity, ABS Consulting and Nozomi will be able to help organisations meet their unique industrial cybersecurity challenges to 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 specialised 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.”

“ABS Consulting is filling a critical role as a growing number of industrial CISOs look for cost-effective ways to strengthen their security postures across IT and OT while juggling resource limitations and skills gaps,” said Chet Namboodri, Nozomi Networks Senior Vice President of Business Development and Alliances. “With ABS Consulting on board as a member of our MSSP Elite Program, we can work more seamlessly together to deliver the Industrial IoT managed detection and threat remediation our joint customers are requiring.”

Company info: ABS Group