Specifically, Naval Dome collaborated with the port to begin pilot trials of the Port-Dome cyber protection on several systems in early 2020, after which the technology will be installed across the port’s entire network.

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.

After the first trials. Naval Dome will integrate Port-Dome into new systems and equipment in the future.

Referring to the project, Itai Sela, CEO, Naval Dome stated that

No training is required, and the Port of Ashdod’s OT systems will continue to operate in the same as they did prior to the installation. The only difference being hackers will be unable to gain access.

Concerning ports' cyber security and the measures they have to take, the European Union Agency for Cyber Security collaborated with a number of EU ports to provide a useful foundation on which CIOs and CISOs of entities involved in the port ecosystem, especially port authorities and terminal operators, helping them on how to build their cybersecurity strategy.