ABS appoints new global head of cyber-security

The American Bureau of Shipping has appointed Ian Bramson as its Global Head of Cyber Security. Bramson will lead the development of a cyber-security risk reduction programme “to meet increasing demand for improved control and visibility of cyber risks”, ABS said.

Before joining ABS, Bramson was the Global Head of Cybersecurity Sales and Strategy for Siemens AG.

“As maritime becomes more digital, and cyber attackers increasingly move from traditional IT targets to actively disrupting, delaying and destroying core operations, it is critical that our clients and industry have the right knowledge and tools to reduce the likelihood of an incident and its impact on operations,” said Bramson.