Communications provider IEC Telecoms stresses that in successfully deploying digitalisation on a vessel owners must ensure reliable back-up systems and cyber-security.
The navigation systems on your vessel shutdown or malfunction at a critical time due to a cyber event and it crashes into the wharf leaving a huge gash in the hull. It’s a nightmare scenario that is becoming all too real in the interconnected world and could leave the shipowner with a costly repair bill, and loss of hire to boot.
The Athens residence of UK ambassador to Greece, Kate Smith was the focus of a 'cyber attack' 5 March, but UK expertise in cyber security prevailed. The attack was the showcase of a presentation at the residence by the UK Society of Maritime Industries, which allowed attendees during a presentation on the challenges of maritime cyber security to take part in a tailored cyber 'war game'.
Mobile telecoms body Inmarsat has enhanced its maritime cyber security service, Fleet Secure, with two new additions: intelligent endpoint security for onboard computers and a mobile training app for crew.
The maritime industry needs to undergo a cultural change concerning the sharing of information on cyber attacks, Chris Henny, senior technical advisor – maritime, Airbus Defence & Space, told the Seatrade Maritime Middle East Exhibition & Conference in Dubai on Tuesday.
With the growth in cyber threats the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is set up a Maritime Cybersecurity Operation Centre.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) announces that it has acquired cyber security services provider Nettitude, which it describes as a research-led organisation with “some of the most sophisticated technical capabilities in the industry”.
Shipbroker Clarksons has been hit by a cyber security incident, which it has reported to the police in the UK.
The Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum, which brings together shipowner associations, classification societies and shipyards, saw some 100 delegates at its annual meeting in Nantong this year and saw carbon emissions, safety and cyber security coming to the top of its agenda.