The US Coast Guard has invested heavily in cyber risk management efforts. These efforts focus on the US Coast Guard Cyber Strategy’s three strategic priorities of: defending cyberspace, enabling operations, and protecting infrastructure. To achieve these goals, USCG has established or is considering cyber-focused initiatives.
Here is a quick guide to keep your employees cyber -informed. Besides, they are your best defense against the cyber threat!
Passwords update; data speed; geo-location authentication; only a few ways to prevent the threat posed by cyber criminals aiming to undermine our network connections. How, therefore, these threats can affect industries and organizations, especially those in the maritime environment?
Following the cyber attack that hit the Port of San Diego on 25 September, the US Coast Guard Office of Port and Facility Compliance drew attention to a joint FBI and DHS announcement on ways to prevent malicious cyber activity arising from the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
The cybersecurity landscape, however, is changing day after day, year after year; and here we are in 2018, trying to put ourselves in the shoes of cybercriminals to better anticipate where attacks will be coming from.
At SMM, Mr. Tore Morten Olsen, President of Marlink Group, argued that the future is multi-connectivity featuring different satellite systems at different terrestrial systems, all to the benefit of the vessel and its operation. Also, he highlighted the importance of educating people onboard to mitigate cyber threats.
The Port of San Diego informed that it has experienced a serious cyber security incident. The cyber attack disrupted the port’s information technology systems. Port employees are working with limited functionality. As the Port informed, it received the first reports of the attack on Tuesday, September 25.
BIMCO, Fairplay and ABS Advanced Solutions conducted a cyber security survey, which showed that while the number of cyber related attacks within the last 12 months has decreased, protective measures, training and awareness need to improve. According to the survey, more than a fifth reported that they had been the victim of an attack.
The pace in overall technology development in the world has been unprecedentedly fast, however, there is concern that the shipping industry moves slowly due to some of its traditional characteristics and resistance to change. Mr. Max Bobys,Vice President, HudsonCyber, gives his insights on how shipping could move forward and accelerate in the smart era, noting also that cyber risks are looming; thus he suggests four key steps to help shipowners safeguard their businesses.
US’s President Donald Trump signed America’s National Cyber Strategy. This strategy states that it will use all available means to keep America safe from cyber threat. As for the maritime sector, it has modernized and it has become more vulnerable to cyber exploitation or attack. So, maritime security is of ‘particular concern ‘.
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