The Steamship Authority, Massachusetts' largest ferry service, was hit by a ransomware attack on Wednesday which led to ticketing and reservation disruptions.
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Cyber Security in Maritime Industry: A Comparative Study by Stefanos Spanos, Director, CTO & Lead Assessor of ISONIKE Ltd
Cyber attacks make no favours. No industry is exempted!
The Coveware Quarterly Ransomware Report describes ransomware incident response trends during Q3 of 2020. Ransomware groups continue to leverage data exfiltration as a tactic, though trust that stolen data will be deleted is eroding as defaults become more frequent when exfiltrated data is made public despite the victim paying. In Q3, Coveware saw...
Towage vessels and their crews are increasingly connected to online services during operations, increasing their vulnerability to cyber threats, malware, viruses and hackers.
Carnival Corporation said it detected a ransomware attack that accessed and encrypted a portion of one brand's information technology systems on August 15, 2020.
Daniel Ng and Professor Siraj Shaikh from CyberOwl question whether shipping executives really know if they are prepared to handle a cyber attack and suggest a cyber drill to find out.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published a new Just In Time (JIT) Arrival Guide, highlighting the need for harmonised standards in data exchange between stakeholders involved in the port call process to optimise efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
Vessels are becoming more connected to shore-based systems, meaning the cyber threat is ever-evolving - from crippling ports and terminals to spoofing attacks on ships.
Employee mistakes are having a potentially dire impact on enterprise cybersecurity, with 43% of workers admitting to making an error that had a negative impact on corporate digital security.
Monitoring is the backbone of good cyber risk management. If you don't know what assets you have and can't see what is happening to those assets, then you can't respond properly if they are under attack. But some fleet operators struggle to justify the budget until they better understand the volume and severity of cyber risks they're exposed to...