News May 5, 2021

Obrela Partners with ABS Consulting for Operational Technology

Obrela Partners with ABS Consulting to Pioneer Managed Services for Operational Technology

Enhanced Cybersecurity Services to Reduce Industrial Cyber Risks

Obrela Security Industries, a leading cyber security and cyber risk management service provider today announced a new partnership with ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting), a leading global operational risk management company, to deliver unparalleled cybersecurity for industrial operations by strengthening their managed services offering for operational technology (OT).

The alliance combines Obrela’s IT cybersecurity experience in a managed services package with ABS Consulting’s deep domain expertise in OT cyber to offer improved visibility and control over increasing industrial cyber risks. Establishing capabilities to monitor and manage both IT and industrial cyber systems will help industrial sectors address the increasingly complex threats hackers are imposing on vulnerable control systems worldwide.

“IT-related risks have become commonplace with experts dedicated to managing malicious threats. However, OT environments require a unique understanding that is often vacant in operations, leaving businesses under attack—often unaware until it is too late,” says Ian Bramson, Global Head of Cybersecurity of ABS Consulting. “Organizations can now utilize ABS Consulting’s proficiency in OT risk alongside Obrela’s powerful Security Operations Center (SOC) to detect, respond and defend against sophisticated cybersecurity threats in real-time.”

“Industrial organisations are currently experiencing heightened security risks with even the smallest cyberattack resulting in devastating consequences,” says George Menexis, Chief Commercial Officer at Obrela Security Industries. “Our partnership with ABS Consulting allows valued clients to take control of not only their OT risk but their IT risk with our trusted team of cybersecurity experts proficient in detecting, hunting and preventing today’s most advanced cyber threats.”

This partnership supports the newly launched Network Monitoring and Managed Services offering ABS Consulting has created as part of its OT cybersecurity portfolio, providing comprehensive coverage and visibility for OT systems, with one solution that covers the entire digital ecosystem.

Obrela’s SOC service significantly reduces the mean time to detect and respond to cyberattacks and can adapt to organisations of all sizes without any geographical limitations. Comprehensive coverage may include traditional IT infrastructure, Cloud, OT, Internet of Things (IoT), and End Users and offers 24/7 advanced security capabilities.


About Obrela Security Industries

OBRELA SECURITY INDUSTRIES ( is a global cyber security service provider. Addressing an emerging demand, Obrela offers an ‘umbrella’ of end-to-end security services under which clients can enjoy peace of mind and focus on their business. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, Obrela leverages sophisticated real time risk management technology to dynamically protect its clients by identifying, analyzing, predicting and preventing cyber security threats. Obrela’s mission statement ‘We Keep Your Business in Business’ underpins the company’s commitment to a better prepared, more secure corporate world.

About ABS Consulting

ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) is part of ABS Group of Companies, Inc. ( and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABS (, one of the world’s leading marine and offshore classification societies. The subsidiary was recently named one of America’s Best Consulting Firms of 2021 by Forbes. With over 50 years of risk management and safety experience, ABS Consulting provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help clients confirm the integrity, quality and efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, ABS Consulting operates with more than 1,000 professionals in over 20 countries serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, government, power and energy and industrial sectors.