With the pandemic COVID-19 forcing employees and offices to reinvent in remote working outside of the usual “bubble office environment” than what it used to be before, cybersecurity concerns explodes… And with good reasons!
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) was hit on April 9th by a cyber-attack.
On September 28th, CMA CMG suffered also a cyber-attack over its servers.
IMO is developing a dedicated a dedicated department for the maritime cybersecurity guidelines to implement higher and stronger procedures and standards in protecting companies virtual assets.
Lloyd’s Register , DNV , US Coast Guard (to mention just a few) are taking also steps forward in implementing the IMO “Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management (MSC-FAL.1/Circ.3) – July 2017“.
Cybersecurity is real and countermeasures are available and applicable. Don’t remain behind and exposed… Keep up with the future!