cyber security

IACS publishes its Recommendation on Cyber Resilience

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) published its Recommendation on Cyber Resilience, which applies to the use of computer-based systems which provide control, alarm, monitoring, safety or internal communication functions which are subject to the requirements of a classification society.

3 tips for social media safety during COVID-19

In April’s Be Cyber Aware at Sea monthly issue, Phish and Ships focuses on seafarers’ ways of communicating with family and friends during the COVID-19 crisis, highlighting the importance of keeping social media accounts safe and protected from cyber criminals.

University of Plymouth and partners to launch Cyber-SHIP Lab

The University of Plymouth is collaborating with experts in cyber security and maritime operations to create a first-of-its-kind research facility, which aims to bring together a host of connected maritime systems currently found on an actual ship’s bridge.

13 cyber security challenges ports face

The European Union Agency of Cyber Security’s report presenting on smart ports and technology, presents the pros and cons of technology in the shipping industry, focusing also on the cyber security challenges the ports may have to deal with.

Malicious emails against shipping companies continue

In their weekly list of malicious emails to shipping companies for the second week of April, maritime security firm Dryad Global and Red Sky Alliance, observed a large percentage of these emails attempting to deliver Windows trojan malware.  

Shipping alerted about PPE and testing kit scammers

The COVID-19 crisis has resulted to an increased demand of testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) onboard; Thus, North Club highlights that shipowners and seafarers should be aware of the risks when deciding on testing and PPE requirements and exercise caution when purchasing.

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