Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced the acquisition of Nettitude, a provider of cyber security services to companies in various industries with 140 employees worldwide.
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has launched “several projects” to help the industry adapt to changes in regulations and technologies, as well as identify barriers to autonomous ship operations, according to chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.
World-Link Communications has expanded its ShipSecure maritime cyber security platform, adding new modules to strengthen the cyber defences of its users.
Songa Shipmanagement has reached an agreement with the Korean Register (KR) for the provision of specialist cyber security technical services to its fleet of 32 ships.
Teekay is to implement an improved vessel e-mail system across its 160-strong fleet, following the agreement of a new contract with Norwegian maritime IT company Dualog, the companies report.
GT Maritime has agreed a deal with network-based malware protection specialists Lastline Inc to incorporate its cyber security technologies into the GTMailPlus vessel communication software system.
Cyber security company Naval Dome reports that it has completed pilot testing of a cyber defence system for Lloyd’s Register (LR) aboard XT Shipping’s 4,300 TEU container ship Zim Genova. The vessel was operational during the tests, which were supervised by the classification society and ECDIS provider Totem Plus.
Israel-based security company Naval Dome has reported the results of a series of penetration tests on maritime technology systems, including an ECDIS, which allowed its ethical hackers to directly impact on board systems.
Navarino has joined the CSO Alliance, to assist in promoting cyber awareness in the maritime sector and support the development of the CSO maritime cyber-crime reporting portal.
UK-based shipping services company Clarksons has emerged as the latest maritime business to be hit by a cyber-attack, with the company confirming that it had suffered a breach involving unauthorised access to its computer systems.
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