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Thursday, 24 September 2020 12:16

Metrostar Management rolls out CyberOwl software

CyberOwl has agreed a contract to provide its shipping cybersecurity technology to secure the Metrostar Management Corporation fleet. 

The Korean Register has presented Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) with the world’s first Cybersecurity (CS Ready) class notation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier.

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.

Start-up CYSEC has received a Tech Growth loan of 500,000 Swiss francs (approximately USD 531,000) from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). This follows a second full year of strong sales growth.

ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for Designing Cybersecurity Onboard Ships” (Second Edition) for newbuilding designs targeting shipyards and ship-building owners

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.

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has joined the Maritime Transportation System Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (MTS-ISAC) to strengthen vessel and shoreside cyber risk management.

Neptune Cyber has launched an innovative new online tool to ensure marine operators stay ahead of new cyber risk regulations that take force in January 2021.

By Ken Woghiren, Chief Technology Officer, CyberOwl

Monitoring is the backbone of good cyber risk management. If you don’t know what assets you have and can’t see what is happening to those assets, then you can’t respond properly if they are under attack. But some fleet operators struggle to justify the budget until they better understand the volume and severity of cyber risks they’re exposed to - a vicious cycle, where lack of visibility leads to lack of action. Shipping IT managers can break out of this vicious cycle and implement some basic cybersecurity monitoring. This article sets out some practical guidance to get started. The rationale is clear: even some basic monitoring and a response plan makes your vessel significantly harder to attack than the next one. 

The Coronavirus pandemic is leaving the maritime and offshore energy sectors vulnerable to cyber-attack, with Naval Dome citing a massive 400 per cent increase in attempted hacks since February 2020.

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