In April’s edition of Phish and Ships, cyber attacks are on the spotlight. Although they are devastating, they are sophisticated and ShadowHammer is here to prove it. Gideon Lenkey, President of Ra Security Systems Inc and Epsco-Ra Maritime Cyber Security, focuses on the importance of cyber security.
The Netherlands’ Court of Audit conducted a research based on whether important waterworks are enough-protected against cyber attacks. Although the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has made many attempts to protect the country’s automated tunnels, bridges, locks and flood defences, the automation systems are decades old.
Cyber security is a crucial matter nowadays, as the shipping companies that are being attacked or even hacked seem to be increasing. Specifically, Hong Kong shipping lines passwords were hacked easily from an everyday browsing.
Cyber attacks seem to be a common phenomenon nowadays, as more and more companies experience cyber threat incidents. Therefore, Louis Hur, CEO at NSHC & Shield Consulting co., Ltd. focused on the importance of Operating Technology system penetration test for the maritime industry.
After a cyber attack recently hit Norsk Hydro, the threat of hacking has once again been imminent for maritime companies, warns Nor-Shipping. Namely, Per Martin Tanggaard, Director of Nor-Shipping, stated that this attack is a showcase of the increasing risk that maritime and ocean companies face. Norsk Hydro computer systems were hit by the comparatively new LockerGoga virus at first, before spreading to its network encrypting files.
According to a new internal review that was conducted by Navy secretary, Richard Spencer, the US Navy R&D ecosystem is ‘under cyber siege’ by hackers. The results of the review concluded that the Navy’s digital secrets have been so thoroughly plundered by Chinese infiltrators that the service doesn’t even know what or how much it has lost.
In its latest issue of Phish and Ships, Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign focuses on how classes embrace cyber technology. The Classes also have been getting an insight into changing in order to better serve the increasingly digital maritime industry, and on expanding their services to take into account the security concerns of cyber technology.
The Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2018 sheds lights on digitalization and new technologies. New digital technologies are challenging conventional business models and are opening up new opportunities, however with increasing digitalization the cyber-risk becomes bigger as well. The possible impact of cyber crimes and data theft is significant to the maritime industry, as experts include it in the top three ‘most likely to happen in the next 10 years’.
During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Joe Walsh, Collier Walsh LLP, briefed delegates on “Myths and Realities” associated with recovery from a cyber incident, highlighting how perceptions may impact a recovery. A cyber incident could cripple your business. You have to work with your insurance brokers to find where the gaps in your insurance are.
ABS published its cyber security solution to help with regulated maritime facilities in complying with USCG guidance. The company’s services provide a solution for port and terminal facility operators that are responsible for maintaining USCG regulated Facility Security Plans (FSPs).
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