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.
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.
As 2019 comes to an end, the time has come for an annual review concerning smart shipping. This year, the shipping industry continued facing and taking part in major technological developments, providing maritime stakeholders with opportunities to explore new opportunities in the smart era in the field of autonomous vessels, connectivity onboard and cyber security, spreading the digitalization message across the whole industry.
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.
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.
Cyber security is a crucial challenge that the shipping industry is facing today, which can lead to disruption of a port. Either way, the port sector has to deal with the rapid development of the digitalization and the dangers it comes with, to accomplish efficient and fruitful operations, given that any disruption will affect the stakeholders in the industry.
In its December issue of Be Cyber Aware at Sea, Phish and Ship discuss the term of “information assurance” which is connected to cyber security measures, used to protect the information systems, as the computer systems and the networks.
Vessel and facility operators use computers and cyber dependent technologies for navigation, communications, engineering, cargo, ballast, safety, environmental control, and for many other purposes. Emergency systems such as security monitoring, fire detection, and alarms increasingly rely on cyber technology and may be affected by attacks.
Korean Register (KR), Classification Society and Hyundai LNG Shipping (HLS) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to proceed a joint research on the application, verification and development of guidance for maritime cyber security systems.
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