cyber security

Unravelling the myth behind cyber security

During the SAFETY4SEA Hamburg Forum, Chronis Kapalidis, Cyber Expert, HudsonAnalytix, referred to myths behind cyber security. He stressed that the narrative about cybersecurity, when talking to industry stakeholders should focus on cyber risk and cyber resilience instead of cybersecurity.

How to prevent malware from affecting your computer systems

Malware aims to damage files or entire computer systems, steal data, or disrupt networks. They can be viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware, backdoors, rootkits, and bots. To protect your systems against a malware, there are numerous inexpensive Antivirus software programs, but first and foremost one must know how malware spreads so they can avoid it in the first place.

ABB, Wärtsilä: Founding members of global cyber security alliance for OT

Wärtsilä and ABB partner for the launch of the Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA), which aims to bridge dangerous gaps in security for operational technology and industrial control systems. The OTCSA provides tangible architectural, implementation, and process guidelines to OT operators and solution providers.

War risk/loss prevention trends and best practices

During the last SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Rod Lingard, the Club Manager of Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Limited, looked at key war risks trends, including sanctions and the recent advice from OFAC on sanctions compliance programmes; developments in the Arabian Gulf; the status of piracy in both the Gulf of Guinea and the Western Indian Ocean.

IT/OT cyber security solution introduced for marine and offshore operations

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group) and digital transformation leader Atos announced plans to develop the industry’s first full-service Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) cyber security solution to reduce cyber risk across the global marine and offshore energy supply chain.

MPA Singapore to enhance cooperation on cyber resilience

To enhance cooperation on cyber resilience and response amongst 15 port authorities, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) made a proposal to establish and lead a ‘Port Authorities Chief Information Officer (CIO) Cybersecurity Network’ (PACC-Net).

October: Cyber Security Awareness month

In light of October being the ‘cyber security awareness month’, the shipping industry is experiencing various developments in all of its sectors as automation and digitalization play a crucial role in today’s marine industry and in vessels’ operation. Yet, cyber attacks are becoming more concerning and for this reason the industry must invest more in improving its cyber resilience and security.

Shipping has a long way to fully-achieve cyber security

IEC Telecom, satellite communications expert, alerts on the challenges behind the cyber world and the importance of setting a base on cyber security and protection, so that the vessels will be able to follow safe paths on the Internet and not being threatened by viruses.


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