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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.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 14:42

Clarksons confirms cyber breach

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.

Totem Plus reports that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with security company Naval Dome to add a cyber defence system as a supplemental option to its PC-based navigation and automation systems.

Examination of emerging technologies, autonomous vessels and cyber security must form an integral part of IMO’s strategic approach to the next five years, said secretary-general Kitack Lim in his opening address at the IMO’s 30th Assembly session as he outlined the key elements of the new ‘Strategic Plan for the Organization’ for the 2018 to 2023 period.

Cyber security, alongside carbon emissions and safety, was identified as one of the top line agenda issues for the recently concluded annual Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum, supported by a range of shipping organisations including BIMCO, ICS, INTERTANKO, OCIMF, and IACS.

Israel-based cyber security company Naval Dome has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register (LR), with the aim of establishing standards and guidelines for maritime cyber security.

Monday, 06 November 2017 16:24

Updated Gateway system launched by Speedcast

Speedcast has launched SIGMA Gateway Xtreme, a new network management device capable of controlling Speedcast’s Ku-band VSAT services, Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress and 4G/LTE services, to offer redundancy in communications links alongside virtual machine capabilities.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:57

Cyber security Angel launched by Navarino

Navarino has launched a new cyber security service called Angel, compatible with any satellite network or IP-based communication system and supplied as a fully managed service.

Cyber security firm IOActive has released a report outlining a potential vulnerability it says it discovered in Inmarsat’s AmosConnect platform that would provide a backdoor into the shipboard system – however, Inmarsat has responded to note that the software version in question was already retired prior to IOActive’s test, and that it has also previously issued a patch to close the vulnerability.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 05:18

Videotel adds cyber training programme

KVH Videotel has launched a cyber security training programme, produced in association with shipping association BIMCO, to address the threat of ransomware and other computer system breaches.

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