Cyber-attacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology (OT) systems have increased by 900 per cent over the last three years with the number of reported incidents set to reach record volumes by year end.
The Coronavirus pandemic is leaving the maritime and offshore energy sectors vulnerable to cyber-attack, with Naval Dome citing a massive 400 per cent increase in attempted hacks since February 2020.
Naval Dome has signed an agreement to defend the Port of Ashdod’s critical Operational Technology (OT) systems from cybersecurity hacks.
To facilitate shipowner demand for an immediate cybersecurity solution for critical systems, Naval Dome has introduced a new software-based cyber protection that can be easily installed on all ship, port, or offshore OT systems, including navigational equipment, machinery control systems and cargo handling equipment.
Global ship manager Anglo-Eastern has inked a memorandum of understanding on cybersecurity with Naval Dome.
Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela says that while it is true that the inadvertent downloading of a computer virus from the internet or a memory stick is a serious cybersecurity issue for shipping companies, the industry should be wary of attributing system breaches to human error.
As the global shipping industry learns that the UK-flagged Stena Impero seized by Iranian forces in July was 'spoofed' and begins to accept the extent to which vessels unprepared for a cyber event can be affected, Itai Sela, CEO of cybersecurity pioneer Naval Dome, says that original equipment manufacturers are not doing enough to provide end users with the level of protection required to secure critical systems.
The maritime sector is being targeted by highly motivated cyber criminals and the shipping industry should be on the highest alert for a cyber-attack, Itai Sela, CEO of Naval Dome has warned.
Totem Plus has signed a licence agreement with Naval Dome for installation of its cybersecurity software across its automation and navigation solutions.
Maritime security company Naval Dome has added a new option for management of the cyber security status of all protected systems onboard ships, allowing shipboard and shoreside staff to access fleet-wide system data, even when offline.
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