Global cyber security and risk mitigation expert, NCC Group and Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc. announce their strategic alliance in maritime cyber security. This alliance introduces a holistic approach to maritime cyber security that combines both organizations’ expertise to produce operationally relevant and realistic assessments and solutions that are sensible and uniquely tailored to the maritime industry.
The maritime industry faces a growing need to assess the security and risk that is associated at all levels of shipping operations. Leveraging NCC Group’s established global transportation assurance practice with Moran’s leading maritime operational know-how, both companies are positioned to provide a unique set of security consulting services that focus on understanding operational threats and how they may be realized by technical threats and vulnerabilities. This focus on Operational Technology (OT) is critical to understanding the complex systems and relationships of the maritime industry. In support of this effort, Moran has recently launched MoranCyber as a resource.
“We are combining Moran’s deep and extensive maritime expertise with our team’s unrivalled cyber security capabilities in this sector. With this alliance, we aim to help improve the security posture of a wider range of maritime organizations,” says NCC Group chief operating officer Nick Rowe.
“This is not just a win for both Moran and NCC Group, but also sets a standard of excellence for cyber security within the maritime space,” says Moran CEO Jim Black.
Moran is the largest independent steamship agency in North America with over 80 years of service to ship owners, charterers, and marine terminals. Moran has pioneered IT and security integration with quality standards in shipping and trade for over twenty years under the leadership of CEO Jim Black and Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Jason Kelly.
“We had been seeking an organization capable of working with Moran to deliver strong, credible cyber security services with a focus in maritime,” says Capt. Alex Soukhanov, director of Moran Cyber. “Teaming with NCC Group allows us to not only better advise our clients on proper precautions in maritime cyber security, but also offer them the resources to mitigate and limit their exposure to risk.”
NCC Group is a global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation, working with businesses to protect their brand, value and reputation against the ever-evolving threat landscape. With our knowledge, experience and global footprint, we are best placed to help businesses identify, assess, mitigate & respond to the risks they face. We are passionate about making the Internet safer and revolutionizing the way in which organizations think about cyber security.
NCC Group’s dedicated Transport Assurance Practice supports our automotive, maritime, aerospace and rail clients across the globe. This practice blends together NCC Group’s extensive service offerings and utilizes industry-specific experts to provide the very best cyber security, functional testing, and escrow services to our clients.
Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc. is a family owned business that began operations in 1937 and has since grown to become the largest privately-owned vessel agency in the United States, and a named stakeholder in the global supply chain. A world leader in the maritime industry, Moran operates as a vessel agency to many of the world’s most prominent ship owners, operators, and charterers. Moran also provides maritime and port security services to ship and terminal owners. Presently, Moran has 18 offices in the United States where it provides full-vessel agency attendance at over 100 ports along the East, Gulf and West Coasts. Located in Providence, Moran’s Rhode Island office serves as the company’s corporate headquarters, leading the company’s financial, accounting, IT, cybersecurity, and administrative operations.
Source: NCC Group