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Subex and SkyLab have announced a partnership to offer IoT and OT cybersecurity solutions and services to the maritime sector.

Hurtigruten has revealed that a cyber-attack back in December 2020 may have affected passengers’ personal information, such as names, dates of birth, passport numbers and passport expiration dates. Customers' email addresses, mailing addresses, and/or phone numbers might also have been affected by this incident, the cruise line has announced.

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.

International legal and professional services firm, Ince, has announced the launch of a specialist cybersecurity solution in conjunction with Mission Secure, an Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity company. The venture signals the development, by newly established InceMaritime, of a first of its kind integrated legal advisory, business consultancy, and technology offering for the maritime sector.

Ship manager Held Bereederungs (Held Shipping) is moving connectivity, bridge system maintenance and managed IT and cybersecurity services for its 27-vessel fleet to the Marlink Group.

Neptune Cyber and Davie Shipbuilding have launched a C$1.7million, five-year R&D partnership with Polytechnique Montréal to commercialise cybersecurity developments for critical maritime infrastructure.

Navigation services provider Novaco has developed a new all-in-one navigation data and tracking product for commercial and leisure vessels. NovacoHub delivers and integrates secure navigation data to the bridge, while also providing real-time tracking and vessel positioning information.

Maritime publishing experts Witherbys has put cybersecurity, flexible access and increased data at the heart of its new ereader software, Witherby Connect. The software allows seafarers to access the latest information and guidance instantly and easily. The new software will enable mariners anywhere in the world to continue to reference a library of publications, with the hybrid software delivering more flexibility and security for those working at sea.

Cyber-crime connected with fraudulent demands for payments continue to plague the maritime sector as a large claim handled by the International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) demonstrates.

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