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IOActive tests BlueCORE cybersecurity solution

Security expert IOActive has carried out a safety analysis test of Sea IT’s BlueCORE vessel IT solution.  

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} System integrator SEA IT has developed BlueCORE specifically for the maritime industry. It is a modular platform that helps companies optimise their business process, reduce operational cost and ensure maximum efficiency by utilising all available IT resources onboard. During the tests, IOActive simulated cyber-attacks and looked at how BlueCORE responded to the attacks, its ability to detect them and to act to eliminate the threats. The tests examined BlueCORE’s infrastructure, network structure and support system. 

According to Sea IT, there are many parts that must interact to create secure, sustainable and stable IT environments and solutions for customers and working with segmented networks, backups and redundancy is self-evident.  

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The BlueCORE concept. Image courtesy of Sea IT. 

“It is not possible to focus only on hardware and software - it is also important to focus on education and information for those who will use our products. Many people believe that cybersecurity is only about what comes from outside the company and how the company must protect itself against it and they sometimes forget that many of the big threats are on the inside in the form of, for example, users who connect their own devices to the networks, download files and click on links that can pose major security risks,” explained Kristian Ryberg, CEO, Sea IT.

“The review that IOActive did of both internal and external risks in our solution was our way to get a solid cyber security picture to assuring that we take the right steps in order to continue our ongoing work to meet todays and tomorrows cyber security risks,” said Mattias Patriksson, COO at Sea IT.

“We commend the leadership team at Sea IT for the commitment in bringing in outside vendors like IOActive to provide an hackers point of view and make recommendation to secure the vessels IT infrastructure,” said Matt Rahman, COO at IOActive.

Sea IT is working with various suppliers outside the shipping industry as they see them having a head start and being more up to date that specific shipping providers. {/mprestriction}

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