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Norsk Hydro cyber-attack a clear indicator of cyber risk

After a cyber attack recently hit Norsk Hydro, the threat of hacking has once again been imminent for maritime companies, warns Nor-Shipping. Namely, Per Martin Tanggaard, Director of Nor-Shipping, stated that this attack is a showcase of the increasing risk that maritime and ocean companies face. Norsk Hydro computer systems were hit by the comparatively new LockerGoga virus at first, before spreading to its network encrypting files.

ABS, SecurityGate partner to provide cyber risk analysis

ABS announced that it started a collaboration with SecurityGate, in order to offer an in-depth cyber risk analysis solution. The solution will enter the ABS proprietary FCI Cyber Risk Methodology into the SecurityGate SaaS platform. The dashboard that will occur, will provide an instant shared view, showcasing the degree of cyber risk across assets, operations and critical suppliers.  

Totem Plus to implement cyber protection for shipboard equipment

Totem Plus signed a licence agreement with Naval Dome to include the latter’s maritime cyber security software into its automation and navigation systems. These systems are included in the hard drives of the equipment at the build stage before being delivered to the customers. All current operational Totem Plus systems will be automatically updated with Naval Dome when technicians perform software upgrades.

How to prepare for Cyber Security

At the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonAnalytix, suggested that a response organization headed by an appointed Cyber QI or similar in the US, Cyber Incident Response Team and Cyber Incident Response Organization be strongly considered during planning, training and exercise process of Cyber Incident Readiness.

US Navy’s review concludes to a widespread Chinese hacking

According to a new internal review that was conducted by Navy secretary, Richard Spencer, the US Navy R&D ecosystem is ‘under cyber siege’ by hackers. The results of the review concluded that the Navy’s digital secrets have been so thoroughly plundered by Chinese infiltrators that the service doesn’t even know what or how much it has lost.

Classification Societies keep up with cyber technology

In its latest issue of Phish and Ships, Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign focuses on how classes embrace cyber technology. The Classes also have been getting an insight into changing in order to better serve the increasingly digital maritime industry, and on expanding their services to take into account the security concerns of cyber technology.

Watch: Cyber-attack the issue that shipping industry is least prepared

The Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2018 sheds lights on digitalization and new technologies. New digital technologies are challenging conventional business models and are opening up new opportunities, however with increasing digitalization the cyber-risk becomes bigger as well. The possible impact of cyber crimes and data theft is significant to the maritime industry, as experts include it in the top three ‘most likely to happen in the next 10 years’.

Advanced threat protection against cyber risks

During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Robert Kenworthy, CEO of GTMaritme, discussed the statistics and trends of data that they see across the vessels using their services. Namely, he offered a unique insight into the data and emails that are being transferred and highlighted the various areas that this data can become vulnerable to Cyberattack. Concluding, he offered advice on how these can be mitigated as best practice.

Cyber Incidents Recovery : Myth vs reality

During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Joe Walsh, Collier Walsh LLP, briefed delegates on “Myths and Realities” associated with recovery from a cyber incident, highlighting how perceptions may impact a recovery. A cyber incident could cripple your business. You have to work with your insurance brokers to find where the gaps in your insurance are.

Cyber threat explained

Cyber threat is any event or incident that aims to impact organisational operations, such as mission, functions, image, or reputation, organisational assets, individuals, other organisations, or the Nation through an information system. This is achieved through unauthorised access, destruction, disclosure, modification of information, and/or denial of service.

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