The most common way for cyber criminals to strike is through negligent or poorly trained individuals. In the past, many companies have been victims of cybercrime by relatively unsophisticated hacking methods, such as downloadable links in emails and viruses. In the maritime industry, the belief that “Our vessel is not connected to the cyberspace” is very much WRONG!
OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum) has recently released their new Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) that takes effect on 17th of September 2018. With a complete section on maritime security devoted to Cyber Security, this is the first major revision of OCIMF’s VIQ since 2013.
Across the global maritime community, vessels, ports and facilities are increasingly dependent on cyber systems. Failure to anticipate and prepare for a cyber incident could lead to disastrous consequences.
Produced by DNV GL, the Cyber Security Awareness training is set out to help seafarers identify and respond to cyber threats.
A recent article in Seatrade Maritime News states that while cyber security has become a lot more in focus onshore in offices for shipping companies the level of protection onboard vessels is yet to catch up, leaving a vulnerability for cyber criminals to exploit. A lack of cyber security onboard vessels can act as backdoor for hackers to get into onshore corporate systems.
Cyber security threats have increased over the past few years in the maritime industry. Together with DNV GL, Seagull now offers an immediate solution to help you train your staff to be cyber secure.
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