In its September issue of Phish and Ships, Be Cyber Aware at Sea addresses how vital it is for shipmanagers to report any cyber attack, as a typical phenomenon seems to be the reluctance on reporting cyber threats as they are afraid of damaging their reputation and image.
Be Cyber Aware at Sea issued its September Phish and Ships edition discussing silent cyber, its definition and its impact; Thus, Sharif Gardner, Head of Training and Advisory Services, Axis, provides an insight into the dangers behind silent crime in the sector.
A secret cyber-attack that took place against Iran during June wiped out a significant database that Iran’s paramilitary arm uses, in order to plan attacks against oil tankers. This attack degraded Tehran’s capability of covertly targeting shipping traffic in the Persian Gulf, at least temporarily, senior American officials told the New York Times.
According to an assessment by Norwegian authorities, its maritime and oil and gas sectors have recently been victims of cyber campaigns specifically targeting companies in the US, Europe and the Middle East. For this reason, Norway advises companies to be prepared for continuous activity in the short to medium term.
In its Phish and Ships August edition, Be Cyber Aware at Sea comments on the fact that companies underestimate cyber threats unless they see the impact of them. Many are those who might oversee a cyber threat when it comes in the form of an unfamiliar threat; Yet, a cyber-attack comes in many different shapes and sizes and are usually just one click away.
In a fast developing technological world, the shipping industry is experiencing the changes, walking towards automation and digitalization; Yet, the cyber world doesn’t only come with benefits, as cyber attacks are becoming more concerning and for this reason the industry must invest more in improving its cyber resilience, according to Mr. Chronis Kapalidis, Cyber Expert, Hudson Analytix.
In its August edition of Phish and Ships, Be Cyber Aware at Sea discusses the dangers of social engineering and the way it manipulates individuals into acquiring personal information that will be used for fraudulent purposes; otherwise known as hacking the human.
During the 2019 Hellenic American Maritime Forum, Mr. Chronis Kapalidis, Cyber Expert, HudsonAnalytix, talked about the possible cyber security challenges that shipping is facing. He explained that effectiveness, trustworthiness and safety and security can improve a company’s cyber security.
Proceeding with its plans to establish a first-of-its-kind Cyber Resilience Center, the Port of Los Angeles launched a Request for Proposal seeking companies or firms interested in designing, installing, operating and maintaining the planned Center.
The European Commission decided to refer Greece and Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to make the EU rules on personal data protection into a law (the Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive, Directive (EU) 2016/680). In April 2016, the Council and the European Parliament agreed the Directive had to be transposed into national law by 6 May 2018.
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