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Maritime cyber security range from COMSAT

COMSAT’s teleport in California COMSAT’s teleport in California

COMSAT reports that it has added a range of cyber security systems for the maritime industry, inspired by IMO’s decision to require cyber risk management to be incorporated into safety management systems established under the ISM Code.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}COMSAT will look to provide improved security for data transmissions to and from a ship by identifying patterns or anomalies that indicate data may have been compromised, and monitoring and reporting potentially malicious activity.

The company operates a private network, based around a data centre in Florida, USA, with supplemental locations in Amsterdam, New York and Hawaii. In addition, teleports in the USA in Connecticut and California act as extensions of the Melbourne data centre.

The network architecture incorporates multiple points of presence (POP) and interconnectivity with satcom providers, with the ability to connect ship-borne data transmissions directly to a shipping company’s corporate network without ever touching the internet.

“The new IMO cyber security mandate represents a bold new day in the maritime industry, reflecting the industry’s rising concern about the vulnerability of fleet-borne communications. COMSAT offers the services required to comply with the new IMO cyber security mandate, right now,” said David Greenhill, COMSAT president.{/mprestriction}

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