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The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a private sector collective action network representing 150 companies from across the maritime industry, is asking the industry to help in mapping out corruption hotspots in the port and maritime sector.

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has acquired maritime services company, Ambrey.

The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has issued a number of warnings on the increasing prevalence of documentation fraud and is reinforcing the message by highlighting a recent case it has handled on behalf of a broker.

Scorpio Shipmanagement has signed an agreement with Marlink to upgrade its hybrid VSAT network solution on all vessels in its fleet, with additional bandwidth to enable new data, applications and reporting.

HawkEye 360 has announced the development of new maritime security and vessel monitoring capabilities using machine learning.

Orbcomm has announced that Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST), a provider of marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, has selected Orbcomm’s next-generation satellite IoT technology to upgrade its global vessel tracking and security systems.

Maritime analytics and data firm, GateHouse Maritime, has signed a contract with Satlock, a Columbian-based tech company providing value chain transparency and intelligence.

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) is further digitising its ship management operations by implementing a new mobile application QDMS WIKI. The maritime solutions provider allows its employees synchronised access to all latest BSM procedures, manuals, and documents – anywhere and at any time, even in areas without internet access.

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.

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. 

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