Digitalization is a constant theme in shipping right now; smart technologies are already making a great impact on the industry. 2018 was an interesting year for shipping, with major developments in the field of digitalization and further steps toward the so-called smart shipping era.
There have been flare-ups in the maritime cyber security era over the last two years, when major cyber incidents begun striking industry’s operations. Theft of credentials is said to have increased significantly, with phishing and malware being the most popular cyber threats.
As part of Denmark’s national strategy to improve cyber and information security, the Ministry of Business and Industry has launched a strategy for the shipping industry. The strategy contains initiatives to strengthen IT security and prevent cyber threats for the sector.
Ponemon Institute presents the results of the second annual study on the 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small and MediumSized Businesses sponsored by Keeper Security. The goal of the study is to reveal how smaller companies are addressing the same threats larger companies face. Approximately 600 individuals in companies with a headcount from less than 100 to 1,000 participated in this research.
In its latest issue of Phish and Ships newsletter 2019, Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign focuses on cyber crime and the victims of it. If one hasn’t followed specific steps to build their cyber security at sea, they might be an easy target.
In the latest issue of its Phish and Ships newsletter, Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign shares the 7 steps to build cybersecurity awareness at sea. The steps consist of a variety of training tools, continuous training, development through marketing, communication and support, security practises at home, gamifying and success.
According to the Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2018 report, which the Global Maritime Forum in Hong Kong provided on October 3, ‘Cyber attacks and data theft’ is likely to have the largest impact on the 17 major global issues over the next 10 years.
In mid-2017, the industry was shaken by a major cyber-attack against Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, which led the sector to adopt a new look at cyber security issues. 2018 validated this trend as cyber incidents continued affecting operators, ports, and shipbuilders.
While the maritime industry tries to keep up with the new technological trends, it becomes reliant on cyber systems and connectivity of Operational Technology (OT) with Information Technology (IT), it faces new challenges. Cyber crimes are increasing at an unprecedented rate and cyber disruption cause far-reaching consequences.
The third edition of the cyber risk management guidelines, ‘Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships’, highlights the requirement to incorporate cyber risks in the ship’s safety management system.
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