1. Cyber security
Onboard security is arguably one of the most important aspects you should consider when working in shipping, and technology obviously plays a very important role in this matter. If your software and installations are not secure, not compliant, nor adjusted to laws and regulations, you might find yourself in quite a few predicaments. But fear not, advanced security systems and software can help you identify and eliminate potential security threats or breaches to the ship.
If you struggle to grasp which security measures you should focus on, just consider your vessel(s) as floating offices, with all the digital systems, hardware, software, and physical equipment that comes with it. But in the same way onshore offices fear the wrath of hackers, you should be aware of malevolent pirates. The pirates of today are hackers, and your vessel is their priority. Even at sea, you are part of cyberspace, and this means security measures needs to be taken seriously.Read more
Security should be integrated into your ship’s onboard architecture to reduce being exploited. You should define content restrictions and DNS-levels of protection to reduce the likelihood of revealing your ship-operations to cyberbullies. There’s also a good idea to establish emergency management administration and make sure your installations are securely operated, so you will be less vulnerable if pirates do attack.
The easiest way to keep the pirates away, might arguably be to team up with a third party vendor with the proper expertise. This will give you the advantage of automatic compliancy, making sure your vendor will handle, implement, and monitor vital parts of your security platform.
If you are uncertain about your security levels, please feel free to contact us. Hopefully you are all set and prepared to battle any upcoming cybervisits from pirates.Close