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Be Cyber Aware at Sea - October News Letter - Phish & Chips #11 #marsec #cybersecurity @CyberAwa

Phish & Chips #11

Issue 11 of “Phish & Ships”, the maritime cyber security newsletter, keeping you up to date with the maritime and offshore industry initiative, “Be Cyber Aware At Sea”.

In this month issue:

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) has been working with its members to assess the problems of cyber security. According to the Chamber, “Digitalized ships, increasing interconnectedness, the extended use of electronic data exchange and electronic navigation increases the likelihood of cyber attacks”.

Official new UK Government guidance has warned of the need to improve protection for vessels from online attacks. Ships could be vulnerable to “kidnap, piracy, fraud [and] theft of cargo” if their computer systems were compromised

In a bid to address the cyber risks of emerging technologies that are being introduced to the Indian maritime industry, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has developed class rules based on guidelines set by the IMO, as well as appropriate standards, such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology – US Department of Commerce (NIST). With the rise of cyber attacks on information and operational technology systems, cyber security is critical not only for data protection but also for safe and reliable operations, the classification society noted.

Inmarsat has released its new Fleet Secure service, the industry’s first fully-managed service to detect cyber vulnerabilities, respond to threats and protect ships from widespread cyberattack.

Epsco–Ra launched in February 2016 to answer the emerging maritime cyber security threat. Here Gideon Lenkey, their Technology Director, shares his thoughts on why big companies who spend a lot of money on cybersecurity still get hacked?

In Novae’s “Talking Cyber Sense” column, this month Stuart Quick, Breach Response and Cyber Operations Manager talks about the costs of failure, and how to avoid it.

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