Lloyd’s Register, Classification Society, is collaborating with Seabury Maritime, LLC, the global maritime investment banking and industry advisory company, to help the shipping stakeholders make key business decisions on digitalization and decarbonization issues based on the operational and capital expenditure challenges they face.
As Reuters reports, the Mexican national oil company Pemex detected a hack in its operations on Sunday, November 10, that forced the company to suspend its operations, shutting down computers across Mexico and freezing systems such as payments. Still, the company refuses to pay the ransom demanded by the hackers.
The inaugural SAFETY4SEA Manila Forum was successfully concluded on Tuesday 12th of November 2019 at New World Manila Bay Hotel, Philippines, attracting 350 delegates from 120 organizations. Discussions varied among key challenges affecting the industry, with a special focus on the hot issue of attracting new generations and diversified talents in the maritime industry which is struggling to cope with the reforms brought by accelerating technology and remain productive and efficient.
In its latest issue of Be Cyber Aware at Sea, Phish and Ships discusses the upcoming 2020 transition from the perspective of the finalization of cyber security plans by the IMO, which will improve safety communications and e-navigation in the year to come.
The report “Shen attack: Cyber risk in Asia-Pacific ports” presents a hypothetical scenario on what could happen if a virus attacked a number of ports in the region from an insurer’s perspective and how the ports’ operations would be affected.
The UK-based marine services provider James Fisher and Sons (JFS) announced that they were victims of a cyber attack, as their computer systems suffered an unauthorized intrusion. The company as a precaution took all affected systems offline, to understand in what extend they had been affected and acknowledge the severity of the attack.
BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have published a new cyber security guidebook as a guide for the master and officers on board ships and thereby help them prepare for a potential cyber incident. The “Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use” report highlights that amid the fast digitalization development, and the industry’s heavy reliance on technology.
A new research facility aiming to address the key cyber security challenges facing the shipping industry is being established at the University of Plymouth. The £3million Cyber-SHIP Lab, supported by funding from Research England, part of UK Research and Innovation, and industry, will gather connected maritime systems currently found on an actual ship’s bridge.
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.
Inmarsat launched its 2019 Superyacht Connectivity report highlighting that 80% of superyacht professionals are not fully aware on how to boost their cyber security measures, adding that some do not have a third-party organisation in charge of their security management on-board.
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