On the sidelines of London International Shipping Week, Inmarsat showcased its new Fleet Secure service, the industry’s first fully-managed service to detect vulnerabilities, respond to threats and protect ships from cyber attacks.
Based on a joint industry project, DNV GL is now launching a globally applicable recommended practice, addressing how oil and gas operators, together with system integrators and vendors, can manage the emerging cyber threat.
Be Cyber Aware At Sea campaign issued its monthly Phish&Ships newsletter, exploring the development of best practices when it comes to cyber security in shipping industry and their impact on safety of navigation.
Maersk announced its economic results of Q2 reporting increased profit due to continued recovery in the container market and focus on restoration of profitability despite the expected negative financial impact of up to USD300m in Q3 from the cyber-attack in June. Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller - Maersk commented on the Q2 earning, warned that the group expects disruptions for the forthcoming results due to 'NotPetya' ransomware cyber attack which led to predominant loss of business in July 2017.
The Shipowners Club issued a cyber security notice, stressing that companies should not only be aware of external cyber threats but also those that can occur internally. Procedures, rules and training should be put into place to limit the opportunity for cyber-attacks to occur.
The US Coast Guard has made available a draft Navigation and Inspection Circular, asking ship operators to assess their vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. As highlighted in the USCG Cyber Strategy, cyber security is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges in the US.
Danish shipping giant Maersk said that it expects its container operations to get back to normal early next week, after the recent cyber attack that affected its shipments. The company informed this week that it had restored its major IT systems, but the import experience has not yet been fully brought up to normal.
In its monthly official newsletter ‘Phish & Ships’, sponsored by CSO Alliance Maritime, Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign focuses on “Petya” cyber attack that recently affected the shipping sector. The incident made clear that finally shipping will be forced to face the fact that attacks are not only probable, but that they are real, and the industry is vulnerable to them.
IContainers has warned that the ocean freight industries are insufficiently prepared for cyber attacks. According to the company, last week's ransomware attack on Maersk should serve as a warning of the increasing vulnerabilities of the industry, as it moves towards automation and digitalization.