SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Wärtsilä has received the 2020 SMART4SEA Cyber Security Award, sponsored by ABS, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 28th at the Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum.
Israel’s Port of Ashdod is to be equipped with critical OT systems to be protected from cyber security hacks, with Naval Dome responsible for retrofitting security installations in the first quarter of 2020. The tests will include traffic control systems (VTMS/VTS), berths, bridges, locks and gates, terminal cranes and storage facilities, and all access points and gateways.
As the Microsoft released software fixes to address 49 vulnerabilities, the U.S. Coast Guard alerts maritime stakeholders and operators to address those recently-identified security flaws, in order to protect their business networks and servers, reducing the possibilities of a dangerous cyberattack.
During the second SAFETY4SEA Singapore Forum, Mr. Jerome Floury, Project Manager, Bureau Veritas Singapore, discussed cyber risks in smart and autonomous shipping, providing an overview of recent cyber-attacks in the maritime industry and the potential motives of hackers. He then shared the key pillars of a proper cyber resilience program and recommendations designed to help ships [and their managers and seafarers] maintain cyber resilience throughout their operational lives.
The era of digitalization and rapid development of technologies has called for immediate action, which led the IMO to issue and implement a series of regulations and guidelines on cyber risk management, with, last but not least, the adoption of the Resolution MSC.428(98), which calls companies to report any cyber risk in their ISM Code no later than January 1, 2021.
The North P&I Club announced a new platform, aimed to help ship owners and operators to better understand their vulnerabilities to cyber risk and to improve their cyber security processes and systems ahead of the IMO’s deadline for safety compliance in January 2021.
USCG issued a bulletin to inform of a recent incident involving a ransomware intrusion at a Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)-regulated facility. The virus, identified as “Ryuk” ransomware, may have entered the network of the MTSA facility via an email phishing campaign.
The US Coast Guard and members of the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) for the Port of New York and New Jersey, have collaborated to implement an innovative framework to enhance maritime cyber security and port resilience.
ClassNK, the leading classification society, certified the Cyber Security Management System (CSMS) of NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd. (LNGSM), the NYK Group subsidiary, and its managed LNG carrier Pacific Mimosa; becoming the first CSMS certified by the Society.
As Fiona Li, Syndicate Manager (Claims), Eastern Syndicate, Steamship Mutual informs, the hacking of email accounts and the frequency and sophistication of intercepted and fraudulent emails has increased over recent years. This has caused payments to be made inadvertently to fraudulent bank accounts.
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