Cyber safety and security

Cyber safety and security

Modern offshore floating units are increasingly dependent on onshore networks to reduce downtime, ensure availability and maintenance. By consequence, offshore units’ critical systems are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks. Continued reliance on legacy systems and greater digitalization in oil and gas exploration exacerbates this vulnerability. By reviewing and updating cyber safety and security, asset owners can assess and understand the risks to which their offshore units are exposed.

Industrial operations, such as oil and gas exploration, are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks. This is because offshore units use centralized, digitized control systems, while relying heavily on availability and uptime. To avoid unplanned disruptions, asset owners must continuously maintain the integrity and resilience of their critical systems. This requires a holistic approach to cybersecurity and safety.

  • Our robust portfolio of cyber security assurance services enables you to identify, protect, detect, respond to, and recover from cyberattacks
  • Our trained team of cyber security specialists offers quick, efficient responses to your security needs
  • Our strong partnerships with external providers ensure you benefit from solutions at the forefront of cybersecurity standards


Context establishment

In this initial phase, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore compiles information needed to identify risk analysis limits. We define the risk acceptance criteria, then detail your security needs as they relate to business objectives and your current maturity on security.

Risk identification

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore gathers the input data needed to identify risks. After evaluating your asset inventory, we identify threats, vulnerabilities, and existing controls. We then pinpoint threat scenarios and consequences, and advise you on best responses.

Risks analysis and evaluation

Using our threat scenarios, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore conducts a detailed analysis of your risks. This includes an evaluation of their consequences, impact, and likelihood, as well as options for response to different scenarios.

Risk treatment

For risks that require treatment, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is able to recommend the best option. For unacceptable risks, we provide security objectives to treat and decrease risk levels. Following risk treatment, we provide you with a list of security measures—both technical and organizational—to prevent future risks.   

What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.