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Be Cyber Aware at Sea - October News Letter - Phish & Chips #12 #marsec #cybersecurity @CyberAwa

Welcome to issue 12 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”.

When the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) was attacked and succumbed to the WannaCry ransomware attack it caught headlines around the world. Now a report into the attack and response has (unsurprisingly) found that NHS computers were not being updated. Without the necessary patches, they were incredibly vulnerable to cyber attacks.

This is a chance for shipping to learn a key, and simple, message. In the past month more attacks have been reported, and so too have worrying security weaknesses. So, we need to do more. There is a need for training - 84% of seafarers in a recent survey said they lack training. This has to change. We also need to tackle the use of USB sticks onboard.

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