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Cyber threat comes in all shapes and sizes

In its Phish and Ships August edition, Be Cyber Aware at Sea comments on the fact that companies underestimate cyber threats unless they see the impact of them. Many are those who might oversee a cyber threat when it comes in the form of an unfamiliar threat; Yet, a cyber-attack comes in many different shapes and sizes and are usually just one click away.

Five security lessons to be learned from cyber attacks

In a fast developing technological world, the shipping industry is experiencing the changes, walking towards automation and digitalization; Yet, the cyber world doesn’t only come with benefits, as cyber attacks are becoming more concerning and for this reason the industry must invest more in improving its cyber resilience, according to Mr. Chronis Kapalidis, Cyber Expert, Hudson Analytix.

Social engineering and how it happens

In its August edition of Phish and Ships, Be Cyber Aware at Sea discusses the dangers of social engineering and the way it manipulates individuals into acquiring personal information that will be used for fraudulent purposes; otherwise known as hacking the human.

Cyber Security challenges for the maritime industry

During the 2019 Hellenic American Maritime Forum, Mr. Chronis Kapalidis, Cyber Expert, HudsonAnalytix, talked about the possible cyber security challenges that shipping is facing. He explained that effectiveness, trustworthiness and safety and security can improve a company’s cyber security.

Port of Los Angeles to create cyber resilience center

Proceeding with its plans to establish a first-of-its-kind Cyber Resilience Center, the Port of Los Angeles launched a Request for Proposal seeking companies or firms interested in designing, installing, operating and maintaining the planned Center.

EU fines Greece, Spain for not making GDPR a law

The European Commission decided to refer Greece and Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to make the EU rules on personal data protection into a law (the Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive, Directive (EU) 2016/680). In April 2016, the Council and the European Parliament agreed the Directive had to be transposed into national law by 6 May 2018.

Bureau Veritas launches two cyber notations

Bureau Veritas launches two new notations for cyber resilience, in light of the rapidly increasing digitalization and the dangers it behind it. The new technology, that is now shaping a new era for the shipping industry, has in the past caused major dysfunctions in shipping companies and vessels’ operations.

Shipping to look for new technologies to boost cyber security

Marlink’s President Maritime, Tore Morten Olsen, in an interview with the SAFETY4SEA team during Oslo’s Nor-Shipping, addresses that the maritime sector should firstly focus on seafarers’ education to reduce the human risk and then look for innovative ways to be protected from cyber risks.

USCG: Cyber incident exposes vulnerabilities for commercial vessels

The US Coast Guard issued a warning to draw attention on a cyber incident reported earlier this year, which exposes potential vulnerabilities for commercial vessels in general. With respect to this incident, USCG said it is imperative for the maritime community to adapt to the changing threat landscape.


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