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Wednesday, 10 February 2021 12:12

Norway warns industry against digital attacks

Following a number of virus attacks on Norwegian companies, including maritime companies, the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) is warning the maritime industry against the various digital threats, and providing a reminder of the importance of being well prepared when an attack comes.

Cybersecurity innovator OceanShield has announced a US $800,000 funding round from seed investment company Masik Enterprise, several angel investors, and grant funding. The company launched in 2020, building on extensive experience with industrial control systems protection and two years of lab research and trials spearheaded by co-founder and CTO, Dr. Dmitry Mikhaylov.

Tuesday, 22 December 2020 11:11

Cyber risk management comes of age

With new International Maritime Organization requirements on cyber risk management imminent, Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) senior associate Richard Murray and IEIT Cyberlogic conclude that making ships truly cyber secure involves a marathon not a sprint.

Maritime Payment Solutions, ( ShipMoney), a provider of payment solutions for maritime companies, has introduced ShipMoney Secure, a security feature developed to help keep seafarer accounts safe from cyber-attacks.

The heightened threat of targeted and complex cyberattacks is prompting the maritime sector to look for ways to improve network security. In response to perpetrators continuing to devise new ways to exploit the vulnerabilities of a vessels network, Port IT has launched a fully maritime tailored Network Detection and Response (NDR) solution.

A new book, "Maritime Cybersecurity: A Guide for Leaders and Managers" by Gary C. Kessler and Steven D. Shepard was published in September to explore cybersecurity aspects of the maritime transportation sector and the threat landscape that seeks to do it harm.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 09:29

CMA CGM hit by cyber-attack

French container shipping line CMA CGM Group (excluding CEVA Logistics) is currently dealing with a cyber-attack impacting peripheral servers.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 08:59

Carnival hit by hackers

Carnival Corporation has been hit by a ransomware attack that accessed and encrypted a portion of information technology (IT) systems. The unauthorised access included the download of certain data files and access to guests and employees’ personal data, which could lead to potential claims from guests, employees, shareholders, or regulatory agencies.

Cyber-attacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology (OT) systems have increased by 900 per cent over the last three years with the number of reported incidents set to reach record volumes by year end.

North Sea operator Atlantic Offshore has adopted Fleet Secure Endpoint from Inmarsat to protect against ongoing cyber threats.

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