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New partnership aims to address safety challenges for global manufacturing

Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit announced a new partnership focusing on the safety challenges for global manufacturing and support safe innovation. The collaboration provides research into identifying and assessing the knowledge gap, safety challenges, risks and opportunities associated with the deployment of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies.

New partnership aims to boost cybersecurity in shipping

Aon PLC, a services firm providing cybersecurity solutions, is partnering with HudsonCyber, a division of HudsonAnalytix, Inc. of Camden, New Jersey, to provide cybersecurity capability assessment, integrated cyber breach response, and mitigation support to the global marine industry.

How a clean desk can reduce cyber risk incidents

55% of all theft at work takes place within the victim’s work area. A clean desk area can reduce the risks of unauthorised access, loss of and damage to information during and outside normal working hours. The clean desk and clear screen policy regard practices that ensure sensitive information are protected. In addition, a clear screen policy directs all employees to lock their computers when leaving their desk and log off when leaving for a long period of time.

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. 

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