cyber security

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.

WMU continues cyber security research projects in distance

The World Maritime University (WMU) continues its research projects, reporting that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that followed, they will conduct their meetings and discussions about future cyber security goals through virtual plenary meeting. 

ISM Code as the key driver in addressing cyber risk

The regulatory framework of the shipping industry is improving so that all challenges arising can be either prevented or dealt with. Yet, what happens with the cyber risks? The ISM Code is now more important than ever, to ensure that vessels report any identified cyber risk, and become cyber resilient.

Is targeted phishing really that impossible to resist?

Last month, Gard was notified by several of our correspondents that they had received an unusual e-mail from our CEO asking for details about outstanding payments. Security Advisor, Eili Bjelkåsen, in Gard’s Technology and Security department tells the story. Knowing how fraudsters operate is key to understanding how to protect yourself and your company.

How to stay cyber safe amid COVID-19

Interpol warns that cyberthreats are constantly evolving in order to take advantage of online behaviour and trends. The COVID-19 outbreak is no exception.

MSC hit by potential cyber attack

Swiss-based container shipping major Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) suspect that they have been cyber attacked as their social media accounts and website were not available.

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