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.

The Port of San Diego was hit with a ransomware cyber attack but operations at the facility continue.

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), or Liberia flag, is enhancing certificate security features in efforts to to make continuous improvements to its WayPoint web-based client interface system, introducing a QR Code symbol for electronic certificates and streamlining the procedure for document verification.

Catching up with its fellow classification societies, DNV GL announced the release of its first class notations to help shipowners and operators protect their assets from cyber security incidents at Posidonia this week.

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”.

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is addressing the range of new maritime cyber risk issues confronting shipping and has developed a comprehensive approach to support shipowners.

The maritime industry will have to be prepared to change its model to be a candidate for a smarter digital future, according to Transas, which is making “enterprise change” the subject of its annual Transas Global Conference.

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