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.
Amid COVID-19 and the major disruptions that has brought, DNV GL managed to successfully complete its first remote cyber security assessment and penetration test for an offshore asset.
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.
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.
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.
Port of Amsterdam provided an updated, warning about brand phishing attacks and how organizations can be protected and never ‘bite’ into a phishing email.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has provided a contract to CYSEC SA, a cyber security company from Switzerland, to develop a solution mitigating the cyber risks related to ship tracking using satellite communications.
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.
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.
ABS Consulting, a subsidiary of ABS, launched a variety of cyber security services to assist waterway facilities throughout the United States implement a cyber risk management program to comply with the MTSA regulations.
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