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Wärtsilä Opens the First International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence

The technology group Wärtsilä opens an International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence (IMCCE) today in Singapore. The IMCCE consists of a Maritime Cyber Emergency Response Team (MCERT) and a cyber academy. The IMCCE is a …Read More

Profile PhotoAybars Oruc17 October 2018

IACS Publishes Cyber Safety Recommendations

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has published nine new recommendations on cyber security. It said that eventually there would be 12 recommendations designed to help vessels maintain cyber resilience throughout their operational lives. …Read More

Profile PhotoAybars Oruc9 October 2018

COSCO Shipping Lines Back to Normal after Cyber Attack

Cyber attack on 25 July 2018, COSCO Shipping Lines informed that its network applications in the Americas have been totally recovered. “All communication channels including telephone, email, and electronic data exchange have been restored. There …Read More

Profile PhotoAybars Oruc5 August 2018

Cosco Reports Cyberattack at its U.S. Operations

On 25 July 2018, Chinese shipping conglomerate Cosco reported that its American shoreside operations have been hit by a ransomware cyber attack. The incident occurred Tuesday, and it affected the firm’s email and phone systems …Read More

Profile PhotoAybars Oruc28 July 2018

Interference Reporting Requisition in the Eastern Mediterranean by NATO

NATO Shipping Center (NCS) has advised of concerns regarding Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) interference in the Eastern Mediterranean, and requested additional reporting from merchant ships which experience such interference …Read More

Profile PhotoAybars Oruc22 July 2018

Best Practices for Finding Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities

Last year’s (Not)Petya ransomware attack had a significant impact on Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk. In this incident, several port terminals across multiple countries experienced massive disruptions, costing the company $300 million. This security breach …Read More

Profile PhotoAybars Oruc4 July 2018

Maritime Cyber Problems – The Human Element Discussed

Most ship cyber security breaches are due to human error. However, this situation can easily be avoided by implementing today’s technology and policies to prevent crews from inadvertently infecting shipboard systems. This was one of …Read More

Profile PhotoAybars Oruc30 June 2018

Is Turkey Blocking Greek Research Ships with GPS Jammer?

On 17 May 2018, an off-shore supply ship anchored in Limassol port, South Cyprus lost GPS signal for a long time. Later, the same ship lost GPS signal once more in Limassol port between 18-22 …Read More

Profile PhotoAybars Oruc24 June 2018

GPS Anti-Spoofing Device Launched

Totem Plus has introduced a new system to protect vessels against GPS jamming and spoofing, through interference or deliberate intervention by malicious actors. GPS jamming can be performed using simple equipment transmitting on the same …Read More

Profile PhotoAybars Oruc16 June 2018

DNV GL Issues “Cyber Secure” Class Notations

Classification society DNV GL announced the release of its first class notations to help shipowners and operators protect their assets from cyber security incidents. The new class notations – Cyber Secure – help owners and …Read More

Profile PhotoAybars Oruc15 June 2018

About Cyber Onboard

The subject focus is cyber security in the maritime industry. It publishes latest news and cyber incidents in the shipping sector. Moreover, it provides various trainings via distance learning.

A platform in shipping for Cyber Security.

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