Vulnerability of systems is another area of concern shipping has to encounter. Malicious software (also known as ‘malware’) is software or web content that can harm an organisation. The most well-known form of malware is viruses, which are self-copying programs that infect legitimate software.
There have been flare-ups in the maritime cyber security era over the last two years, when major cyber incidents begun striking industry’s operations. Theft of credentials is said to have increased significantly, with phishing and malware being the most popular cyber threats.
As part of Denmark’s national strategy to improve cyber and information security, the Ministry of Business and Industry has launched a strategy for the shipping industry. The strategy contains initiatives to strengthen IT security and prevent cyber threats for the sector.
Ponemon Institute presents the results of the second annual study on the 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small and MediumSized Businesses sponsored by Keeper Security. The goal of the study is to reveal how smaller companies are addressing the same threats larger companies face. Approximately 600 individuals in companies with a headcount from less than 100 to 1,000 participated in this research.
Eurasia Group issued its annual forecast of the top political risks that are most likely to arise this year, listing cyber threat at the third place. Cyber threat in business, including shipping, has gained increased attention as an issue in the past year.
In its latest issue of Phish and Ships newsletter 2019, Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign focuses on cyber crime and the victims of it. If one hasn’t followed specific steps to build their cyber security at sea, they might be an easy target.
In the latest issue of its Phish and Ships newsletter, Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign shares the 7 steps to build cybersecurity awareness at sea. The steps consist of a variety of training tools, continuous training, development through marketing, communication and support, security practises at home, gamifying and success.
As 2019 begins, there are some important areas concerning cyber security that the ones interested should focus on, according to Silicon Republic’s Ellen Tannam. Those in the industry may view it more as a future filled with potential threats and attack vectors to worry about.
The Information Security Forum has announced the top global security threats that businesses will face in 2019. According to the ISF, key threats for the coming year include: sophistication of cyber crime and ransomware; the impact of legislation; smart devices challenges; supply chain assurance.
According to the Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2018 report, which the Global Maritime Forum in Hong Kong provided on October 3, ‘Cyber attacks and data theft’ is likely to have the largest impact on the 17 major global issues over the next 10 years.
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