Shipping giant Maersk has fallen victim to a coordinated international cyber-attack affecting businesses across the world, causing the shutdown of IT systems across its business units as the company responded to the breach, which it says is now “contained.”
GTMaritime reports that it has passed the milestone of having its software systems now installed on some 4,500 vessels worldwide, with more than 15 per cent of the installations having been completed since the beginning of May 2017.
Insurance and financial services firm Allianz has published the 2017 edition of its Safety and Shipping Review, the company’s annual overview of trends and developments in shipping safety, highlighting the benefits accruing from modern technologies while also warning of potential risks through over-reliance on IT and the growing threat of cyber-attacks.
Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of Common Progress, has been elected as the new president of international shipping association BIMCO, and has immediately identified the digitalisation of the shipping industry as one of the major themes for his two-year term.
World-Link Communications has announced the introduction of its ShipSecure range of cyber defence services for the shipping community.
The first ships to be classed with Lloyd’s Register’s cyber notations for onboard technology have been delivered to Global United in Korea. Built by Hanjin Heavy Industries, in collaboration with Alpha Ori Technology, the ships have been awarded the notation Cyber (AL-SAFE) certifying the autonomous systems on board as safe.
JWC International, in partnership with Navarino, has had its one hour online e-Learning course on cyber security awareness approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
North P&I Club in the UK is encouraging its shipowner members to consider the importance of internet access on their ships to ensure they continue to attract, recruit and retain high quality crews, as part of a campaign by North to help its members get the ‘right crew’ that is highlighted in the club’s Signals newsletter.
ECDIS Ltd has expanded its training portfolio with two new courses on Cyber Security Awareness (CSA), one for operators and one for management.
Port-IT has introduced its new Orilla Mail e-mail system, an independently developed application integrated with the company’s existing IRIS anti-virus platform for global multi-engine cyber-security scanning of messages.
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