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Under-reporting cyber attacks is a threat to the industry

In its September issue of Phish and Ships, Be Cyber Aware at Sea addresses how vital it is for shipmanagers to report any cyber attack, as a typical phenomenon seems to be the reluctance on reporting cyber threats as they are afraid of damaging their reputation and image.

Silent cyber: Danger for the cyber insurance market

Be Cyber Aware at Sea issued its September Phish and Ships edition discussing silent cyber, its definition and its impact; Thus, Sharif Gardner, Head of Training and Advisory Services, Axis, provides an insight into the dangers behind silent crime in the sector.

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.

Regulation for automation lags behind technological developments

Be Cyber Aware at Sea published its August Phish and Ships edition focusing on the matter of ship automation that has seen a rapid development in recent years. Digital Trends’ Dyllan Furness discusses the future of automation in the shipping industry and whether the sector is able to cope with it. 

Three basic steps for effective cyber security

In Be Cyber Aware at Sea’s July Phish and Ships edition, Wallem Group Chief Executive, Frank Coles, while speaking at Lloyd’s Register Asia Shipowners Forum, addressed the ways operators can fail to update critical processes when adapting to new technologies onboard.

Why underreporting is a major cyber threat in the shipping industry

Be Cyber Aware at Sea published its July edition of Phish and Ships, discussing about the issue of ‘underreporting’ which is a crucial issue in the industry and presents a false sense of security. There’s a gap between the number of cyber-related incidents that occur in the maritime industry and the lower number that are being reported. 

Lessons learned after three ‘famous’ cyber attacks

In its July issue of Phish and Ships, Be Cyber Aware at Sea comments on lessons learned after major cyber attacks the industry faced from COSCO’s attack to Maersk’s. The cyber attack Norsk Hydro experienced is a clear example that the shipping industry has a long way to go, as it forced the company to shutdown production in several plants and cost them USD 50 million.

Good cyber hygiene organisations are the most protected ones

In June’s edition of Phish and Ships, John Donald, Cyber Adviser at AXIS Capital, compares two different forms of attack; The ‘physical’ one, coming from a military point of view; The ‘digital’ one, meaning cyber attack. He highlights why the cyber attacker has an advantage when attacking and the industry’s vulnerabilities to attacks.


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