The threat ships face from cyberattack demands a response to technical, operational, training and insurance needs. Inmarsat is separating fact from fiction as it prepares to launch the industry’s first fully managed unified threat management service, says Senior Vice President Safety and Security Peter Broadhurst.
P&I Club Steamship Mutual has released a DVD titled ‘Cyber Security: Smart, Safe Shipping’ highlighting the implications of a potential cyber security breach for a shipping company.
The 2017 Global Opportunity Report, released by DNV GL, Sustainia and the United Nations Global Compact, reveals that many companies are not prepared or even understand the cyber risks faced.
Jordan Wylie, Communications Officer, Be Cyber Aware at Sea Campaign, argues that it is time for shipping companies to prioritise cyber security in their risk registers and assign accountability for managing this risk . Cyber-attack is no longer a matter of “if” but “when” and concerns whole organization; both the senior leadership team, shore side staff and onboard crew members. ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea Campaign’ aims to assist in raising awareness of the cyber risks and threats to international shipping.
ABS has announced that it presents cyber seminars in multiple locations across Europe to deliver critical safety guidance. The ABS CyberSafety™ program team is presenting industry-leading guidance to address cyber-related threats and risks in the marine and offshore environments and explaining how the comprehensive ABS program can be used to combat cyber threats.
The time has come to introduce robust certification and approval processes for all electronic equipment on board ships. This is the only realistic way of tackling cyber-risk within the shipping industry. To be effective, the maritime industry’s approach to cyber-risk must cover all shipboard systems, argues Transas CEO Frank Coles.
The North of England P&I Club refers to a recent case in which the hacker used a very similar email to a known contact and asked for a payment to be diverted to a different account to that normally used and highlights lessons learned to enhance cyber security.
The US Coast Guard recently published Policy Letter aiming to outline the criteria and process for suspicious activity and breach of security reporting.
‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ is a global maritime and offshore industry initiative to raise awareness of the increasing maritime cyber threats to international shipping, ports and offshore operations.
Nigel Cleave, Chief Executive Officer, Videotel has responded to SAFETY4SEA questions regarding the developments in smart shipping. Mr Cleave said that during 2016 there has been significant progress with smart shipping and ship owners have realized its benefits. He also noted that cyber security remains a huge challenge for 2017 and highlighted that industry stakeholders need to join forces for enhancing smart technologies for operational efficiency.
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