Cyber Criminals Up Game, Target Maritime Industry

The seeming out of control cyber criminals are currently taking their unwholesome craft to the maritime industry, and in the process, exposing vessels to cyber risks. In a frantic bid to beat them in their nasty enterprise, the existing safety management systems in ships are being broadened to appropriately address cyber attacks. To this end, ship operators have been advised to adhere to their ISM Code, till the first annual…

August 28, 2019
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Cyber attacks are new maritime threat, warns former IDF cyber head

Israel Navy arrests stowaway who set fire to Turkish ship in Haifa. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT) Thousands of cargo ships that carry billions of dollars of goods are susceptible to cyber threats and there is little to no defense against these threats, according to the former head of the IDF’s Cyber Department Col. (Ret.) Zohar Rozenberg. These ships are under constant threat of hijackings and ransomware, which can wreak…

August 20, 2019
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Cyber attacks: new maritime threat warns former IDF Cyber head

Israel Navy arrests stowaway who set fire to Turkish ship in Haifa. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT) Thousands of cargo ships that carry billions of dollars of goods are susceptible to cyber threats and there is little to no defense against these threats, according to the former head of the IDF’s Cyber Department Col. (Ret.) Zohar Rozenberg. These ships are under constant threat of hijackings and ransomware, which can wreak…

August 20, 2019
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Australia Renews NATO Ties to Fight Cyber Crime, Boost Maritime Security

Australia has signed a new partnership with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that creates a framework for stronger cooperation amid rising global tensions.Australia is far from the North Atlantic and is not a member of NATO.  It does have, however, close ties to the multinational grouping.  NATO has spent the past three decades building partnerships with non-member countries to improve military co-operation.Defense Minister Linda Reynolds said Australia’s agreement with…

August 8, 2019
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U.S. Maritime Agency Found Vulnerable To Cyber Hackers

Executives and staff at the agency responsible for protecting the health of the U.S. domestic maritime industry are vulnerable to cyber hacking that could cause the agency “serious public embarrassment,” a government watchdog has found. A report made public today (July 26) by the U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General (DOT OIG) revealed that “malicious attackers” could have obtained records and stolen the identities from 13 executives and staff who…

July 26, 2019
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Senior experts to present exclusive updates on cyber warfare at Maritime Information Warfare 2019

Senior experts to present exclusive updates on cyber warfare at Maritime Information Warfare 2019 – Shipping & Logistics Industry Today – EIN News Trusted News Since 1995 A service for shipping & logistics professionals · Tuesday, July 16, 2019 · 490,797,676 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools News Topics Newsletters Press Releases Events & Conferences RSS Feeds Other Services Questions?

July 16, 2019
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Fighting Cyber Crime and Ransomware in the Maritime Sector: Neptune Rising Maritime Cybersecurity Services Brings Cyber Risk Identification and Next-Level Cybersecurity to Ports and Shipping

For the maritime industry, the time is now to generate and implement a sound, actionable cyber strategy. Digitalization is great, but it can invite havoc to even a strong cybersecurity program.     WASHINGTON, DC, April 02, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — The maritime industry presents a unique set of challenges to the cybersecurity industry which could impact the US and world economy. Maritime is a $4 trillion-dollar industry sector that places 90% of…

April 2, 2019
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Congress Seen As Failing To Prioritize Maritime Cyber Risks

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) routinely responds to cybersecurity breaches on ships at the same time lawmakers are failing to devote the attention and resources needed to help lessen the threat, according to government officials. “The problems are very severe,” said John Garamendi, a Democratic congressman from California, speaking on a panel on “Securing Maritime Commerce” at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. this week. The spoofing of GPS…

March 28, 2019
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Cyber attack veterans, larger maritime companies best prepared

The Jones Walker Maritime Cybersecurity Survey found that nearly three-quarters of companies that have suffered a breach or attempted breach said they are prepared for another such attack, while only 14 percent of companies yet to see such a breach said they are prepared. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Larger US maritime companies and those hit by a cyber attack are more prepared than their smaller and untouched counterparts, respectively, according to…

November 14, 2018
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