Maritime Cyber Security: The Wrong Formula

November 16, 2017

For many industries, cyber security is about target hardening and perimeter defense. This makes sense, as cyber security is implemented in much the same way that physical security is implemented. We often think of it in terms of the medieval castle design, which translates to defense in depth in modern vernacular. The focus on defense in depth can be explained by a simple equation: Security = Hardened Target + Perimeter Defense…

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Tiffin University hosts Maritime Cyber security symposium

… consumers. And while the modern maritime industry relies on being connected … .S Coast Guard has added maritime cyber defense to their operations. For …  countries at the 8th Annual Maritime Symposium at Tiffin university. The … important, is to protect the maritime transportation system. Because it is …

November 15, 2017
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Maritime Security is Top Topic as Freight and Tanker Shipping Executives Gather in London

November 14, 2017

This week saw an innovative panel discussion hosted by the Marshall Islands Vessel Registry . The topic was cyber security, and the event gave many of the great and good in the ocean shipping industry to hear and understand some pertinent, and frankly terrifying, information on a subject which has become the biggest risk to world trade imaginable. Cyber-attacks are the number one threat, not only to the freight and logistics sector,…

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Legislative Efforts in the Wake of Maritime Cyberattacks

In June the maritime industry experienced what many consider a particularly insidious form of cyber attack known as GPS Spoofing, where global positioning system data is subtly manipulated to the point of grave inaccuracy. According to the U.S. Maritime Administration, at least 20 ships in the Black Sea were affected. While at sea, these ships erroneously reported positions at an airport 32 kilometers inland. Although the event resulted in minimal fallout, recent events…

November 14, 2017
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Did the Maersk cyber attack reveal an industry dangerously unprepared?

November 9, 2017

A recent survey by Futurenautics found that shipping companies are still largely unprotected from potential cyber attacks, even after the recent ransomware attack that left Maersk reeling. Joe Baker examines the current state of preparedness for protecting vessels from cyber threats and finds out what’s being done both from a technological and regulatory point of view. In recent years, shipping companies have become increasingly reliant on interconnectivity between IT systems…

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Survey points that the maritime industry lacks cyber security training

More than two-thirds of crew across the shipping industry may not have received any cyber security training from their employers, according to the results of an online survey. More than 84% of respondents said they had limited or no training in cyber security despite well over half of respondents acknowledging that they had a degree of responsibility for maintaining the security of IT systems on board the vessels where they…

October 23, 2017
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Maritime Cyber Security: No Substitute for Testing

When no defence is completely effective against cyberattacks, it is vital to test responses to the inevitable incursions. It is not a matter of if you will be attacked, but when. No organization, be those international institutions, government agencies or small businesses can ever be 100 per cent cyberattack proof, as several examples have recently indicated. Therefore preparedness, in the form of testing cybersecurity structure via different tools for any potential attacks,…

October 13, 2017
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