Bureau Veritas launches two new notations for cyber resilience, in light of the rapidly increasing digitalization and the dangers it behind it. The new technology, that is now shaping a new era for the shipping industry, has in the past caused major dysfunctions in shipping companies and vessels’ operations.
The Korean Register of Shipping provides an insight for companies to acknowledge the level of security they implement. Specifically, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing simulates a hacking attack to actively assess the level of security within an organization.
The Korean Register of Shipping presents four cyber terms and provides an explanation, aiming to provide an insight to Internet users and companies to better understand the dangers of the cyber-world and be protected.
Cyber security, and especially cyber threats, are becoming more and important for the shipping industry, which gets affected as well. In order to help understand some of the basic terminology of cyber-security, the Korean Register of Shipping presents three key cyber terms. The terms are: SSL (Secure Sockets Layer); Man in the middle attack (MITM); and Sandbox.
Looking for regulations to invest in cybersecurity requires a fresh start, keeping in mind that the digital world is developing everyday, while guidelines and rules can not keep up and adapt to a changing environment. The best way to achieve future cybersecurity is scrapping the web of today and start over by baking protections into the new version, according to the top security official at the Maritime Administration, Cameron Naron.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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