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Watch: Before clicking a phishy email, think

In light of the dangers hiding in the Internet, Be Cyber Aware at Sea gives an insight on cyber attackers who aim to ‘steal’ private or sensitive information from the users. Pop-ups, emails and websites are commonly known for asking sensitive information.

Watch: Whaling is a common attack threatening the shipping industry

Be Cyber Aware at Sea alerts seafarers that cyber criminals are targeting the ‘Big Phish’ in maritime companies. The attack is commonly known as ‘Whaling’. Today, even senior executives and officers are targets. Although the email is a secure means of communication, it is important for email users to keep an alert eye when emails are asking for more private information, such as downloading data or payment information.

Watch: Why having a simple password is a threat

Keeping in mind that surfing the Internet has many more threats than one thinks, Be Cyber Aware at Sea proposes that Internet users should better keep their passwords long and strong. The simple passwords are vulnerable to cyber attacks. They can be easily unlocked.

Watch: Surfing the Internet could lead to blackmail

Be Cyber Aware at Sea alerts seafarers that internet surfing hides many threats and dangers. Websites are able to collect data; Thus, internet users should be careful where they browse and avoid using the same password. Therefore, Be Cyber Aware at Sea recommends to not enter a website that seem untrustworthy. 

Watch: Why USB sticks might be a threat

Be Cyber Aware at Sea focused on the importance of knowing what lies inside a USB device, highlighting that although it may seem small, there’s a high possibility of hiding major dangers that could easily affect a vessel’s operation. Avoid the use of USB sticks unless absolutely necessary and only use them where they have been firstly checked for a virus.

Port of Los Angeles and partners to fight cyber threats

Port of Los Angeles convened a conducted a working group consisting of maritime stakeholders to discuss the creation of a cyber-resilience industry, boosting cooperation and helping manage cyber security threats. The centre will be a collaborative effort to fight cyber threats across many companies within the port complex.

Cyber pirates are a greater threat due to high tech attacks

In latest issue of Phish and Ships, Be Cyber Aware at Sea focused on today’s cyber piracy. The modern pirates are as innovative in the tactics and technologies they use as they were in historic times. The pirates’ interest in cyber tools is mostly because of the inter-connectedness of shipping with the global internet. 

How to handle data breaching

In May’s Phish and Ships issue, Be Cyber Aware at Sea provides an insight into Ponemon’s 2018 Cost of Data Breach report, according to which the average data breach costs $3.8 million and the likelihood of a recurring breach in the next two years is 27.9%. Thus, itʼs no surprise that companies are making cybersecurity a priority.

Shipping industry is slowly coping with changes in cyber attacks

In the latest issue of Phish and Ships in May, Be Cyber Aware At Sea, focused on cyber crime that seems to be getting more dangerous and is now becoming a highly automated business that attacks the most vulnerable part of an organisation. Although the shipping industry is being more aware of cyber attacks, it seems to be slower in coping with it.

Infographic: Ten tips to detect a phishing email

Increased automation and technological advances have unveiled cyber threat as a significant area of concern for shipping in the last years. An informative infographic by LogRhythm Labs advises individuals on how to defend against ransomware and phishing attacks.


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