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Cyber attack hits Saipem’s servers in Middle East

In a brief statement, the Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem informed of a cyber attack on 10 December, primarily affecting its servers in the Middle East. The company, which is a subsidiary of the Italian oil major Eni, became the latest wide-known maritime organization to have been affected by a cyber breach. 

ABS: Measuring Cyber Risk in shipping

Mr Rick Scott, Senior Technical Advisor, ABS, shares latest developments on cyber security, explaining what initiatives ABS has taken to raise awareness, for which the classification society has been shortlisted alongside other distinguished nominees. Namely, ABS conducted a two-year research which resulted in a new model to assess cyber risk. As an industry, the ability to measure cyber risk will become a core foundation for operational efficiency and safety, he concludes.

Maritime industry publishes updated guidelines for cyber security on ships

With cyber threats  constantly evolving, cyber related processes on board ships need to successfully provide protection against cyber attacks. For this reason, BIMCO along with several maritime industry organisations published the third version of the ‘Guidelines on Cyber Security onboard Ships’.

BIMCO to launch cyber security clause in spring 2019

BIMCO announced it is developing a clause dealing with cyber security risks and incidents that might affect the ability of one of the parties to perform their contractual obligations. The clause is being drafted by a small team led by Inga Froysa of Klaveness, in Oslo, while other partners involved include Navig8, the UK P&I Club and HFW. The project is due for completion in May 2019.

Kongsberg, KPMG launch cyber security partnership

Kongsberg and KPMG collaborated to advance cyber security solutions for the industry’s operations. In the future, the partners expect the industry to adopt new digital solutions, which would have a major impact on operations and current business models in the maritime sector. 

Watch: Cyber attacks pose great threats in maritime industry

Professor Kevin James, Executive Dean Of Science and Engineering in Plymouth University conducts a survey about cyber attacks in maritime industry. Cyber attacks are of a great risk both for the maritime industry and for mariners. Cyber attack can cause many problems such as breaking something to the point it could go wrong and finally be mitigated. The most insidious cyber attacks can cause something serious to happen.

Untrained staff is the greatest cyber risk, report finds

According to Willis Towers Watson and ESI ThoughtLab, the vast majority of companies (87%) consider untrained staff as their greatest cyber risk. Untrained staff is believed to be one of the categories where the least progress has been observed. In addition, malware/spyware is the most common type of attack.

IACS: How to ensure proper operation of integration systems

IACS provides recommendation for vessels in order to safeguard their integration systems. Integration refers to an organized combination of computer-based systems, which are interconnected in order to allow communication between computer subsystems.

IACS: Protecting network systems onboard from cyber risks

IACS issued a recommendation report suggesting guidelines to ensure network security onboard ships. The report provides a minimum set of recommended measures for the resilience of networks and networked systems onboard against cyber-related risks. This recommendation regards computer networks which are vulnerable to potential cyber events.

Survey reveals false sense of cyber security preparedness in US maritime

Maritime law firm Jones Walker issued results of its 2018 Maritime Cyber Security Survey, on several leaders and managers representing the US maritime industry. The results confirmed that rapidly evolving technologies present significant cyber security risks, which the industry is unprepared to shoulder.


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