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Cyber in the Supply Chain: When Things Go Wrong

Cyber in the Supply Chain: When Things Go Wrong

Update: 2021-05-03


This episode is part three in a series of conversations with Wärtsilä’s cybersecurity and new technology leaders. 

Cyber incidents go from 0 to 100 in the blink of an eye. The recent cyber attack on Colonial Pipeline, one of the nation’s largest fuel pipelines, highlights this callous reality. With nearly half of the East Coast’s fuel supply disrupted, the conversation of protecting critical infrastructure is at the forefront of The White House Administration. Join our discussion with Wärtsilä as we talk about preceding real-life OT cyber incidents that have gone wrong.

Host Ian Bramson asks tough questions regarding the vulnerability of supply chains and debunks the “air gap” myth surrounding OT environments that claim limited access equates to cyber safety. Listen as Wärtsilä’s industry experts Päivi Brunou, Head of Cyber Security, Technology Voyage; Matti Suominen, Head of Product Incident Response; and Paul Ward, Director of Cyber Strategy, explore supply chain risk management, the common red flags that have emerged from heightened connectivity and how organizations can increase their cyber maturity.

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About the Guest:

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

About the Host:

Ian Bramson heads the global cybersecurity organization at ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group), an affiliate of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), where he works closely with senior executives across the maritime sector to help minimize their cyber security risks. For over 20 years, Ian has helped organizations adapt to their digital environments and solve business challenges related to industrial cybersecurity, risk management and digital transformation. He has built successful companies, global sales organizations and cybersecurity programs across multiple industries. Ian is a recognized thought leader and market developer in the emerging threat landscape of attacks on industrial operations and critical infrastructure. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English from Cornell University.

ABS Group ( provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions, including industrial cybersecurity services, to help clients reduce risk and confirm the safety, integrity, quality and efficiency of their critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals in over 20 countries serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, government and industrial sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, one of the world's leading marine and offshore classification societies.

Produced by Brittney Warrick and Daniel Fischer, Digital Communications at ABS Group









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Cyber in the Supply Chain: When Things Go Wrong

Cyber in the Supply Chain: When Things Go Wrong

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