SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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Author: Paul Walters

Paul Walters
Paul Walters PE is Director, Cyber Service Delivery, Cybersecurity & Software Integrity at ABS . He is the principal author of the ISQM Guide and leads a team of naval software engineers implementing software quality to various control systems installed aboard marine, drilling and production assets. Paul’s group updated the Systems Verification Guide, ABS’ Hardware-In-the-Loop Notation, to align with the ISQM Guide requirements. He developed the ISQM-Conformity Program as an additional offering within ABS’ Type Approval to improve supplier software quality. Paul learned the ISQM process early in his career and has followed the software development process in many successful projects. Paul has 30 years’ experience in the process control industries, programming and integrating control systems as well as instrument selection, power generation and advanced process control. He is fluent in 16 programming languages and is a registered Professional Engineer in the United States, where he worked in refineries and chemical plants and developed software for drilling vessels before joining ABS.

Cybersecurity must become a priority

cyber security

Paul R. Walters, Director, Cyber Service Delivery, Cybersecurity & Software Integrity, ABS, says that cyber hygiene is critical and calls for actions towards cyber awareness. It is not a matter if you will ever be hacked but when, Mr. Walters notes, therefore cybersecurity must be a priority and company officers should recognize a series of risk factors and conditions for control.

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Software Quality and Cyber Safety

cyber attack

Paul R. Walters, Assistant Chief Engineer, ABS, explained why ‘Smart Ships Demands Quality Software and Cyber Security’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He highlighted the need to improve software quality onboard marine and offshore assets. He addressed cybersecurity and Cybersafety pointing to four key elements for achieving safety and security objectives: traceability, documentation, transparency and verification. He explained that these requirements are self-evident and continue beyond the initial build into the maintenance phase.

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