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Poseidon launches cyber protection solution

Poseidon Navigation Services has announced that its cyber protection software is ready for launch.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} ChallengerShield helps to reduce cyber risk and enable shipping companies to comply with the IMO’s 2021 cyber management guidelines.

In particular, ChallengerShield provides protection against cyber threats resulting from the transfer of files to and from navigational equipment.

A ship’s bridge is vulnerable to cyber attack as it receives and sends a significant amount of data, typically on routes and weather. Increasing use of digital navigation systems increases exposure to potential cyber hackers. A cyber attack on bridge equipment can affect ECDIS systems, AIS, VDR or Radar and other monitoring equipment.

The IMO has given shipowners and managers until 2021 to incorporate cyber risk management into ship safety. The guidelines from IMO are a result of the increasing amount of malware found onboard ships, particularly in their navigation systems.

The purpose of the IMO guidelines is to safeguard ships from current and emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities and include functional elements that support effective cyber risk management.

Those that do not consider these cyber threats risk having ships detained.  {/mprestriction}

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