MAN data-analysis platform receives ABS Cybersecurity PDA certification


MAN CEON, the digital platform of MAN Energy Solutions, received the ABS Cyber Security Product Design Assessment (PDA) certificate.

MAN CEON connects machinery to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Amazon-based cloud storage platform. The data transmitted is used to provide up-to-date information including efficiency of components and systems, availability of those systems and real time monitoring from shore.
The PDA is part of the ABS CyberSafety® Program that helps equipment manufacturers identify and remedy system-specific cybersecurity vulnerabilities within risk management processes, governance and the final system itself.

“As connectivity and reliance on digitally enabled systems increase, more risk is introduced into the maritime supply chain. By working with the ABS CyberSafety team to address the risks, MAN Energy Solutions is giving owners confidence that the known vulnerabilities can be managed to minimize the impact on a vessel’s cybersecurity posture, while providing useful operational information,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

Gregory Puckett, Chief Digital Officer of MAN Energy Solutions, said: “MAN CEON is characterised by its advanced data-analysis capabilities and offers real-time monitoring and support for MAN Energy Solutions products worldwide. The platform integrates data analytics, machine learning, and predictive technologies to optimise performance, enhance efficiency, and minimise downtime.
“We are thrilled to receive this certification from ABS. It is a significant milestone, which stands testament to the robustness and resilience of MAN CEON’s digital infrastructure and its adherence to the highest standards of cybersecurity. It not only validates our efforts in implementing stringent cybersecurity measures but also reinforces our commitment to delivering secure, high-quality digital solutions to our customers in the maritime and energy sectors.”
The MAN CEON system is being developed in accordance with the ABS Guide for ABS CyberSafety for Equipment Manufacturers.