Manually Apps store & OS updates

Even if you have the setting on auto-updates, make a habit in manually forcing your App store (iOS or Android) to download & install updates for all your installed applications.

The speed of spreading the malware is incredible and sometimes, many times in fact, patches are released with immediate application.

Do the same good habit for Windows updates or macOS updates.

Do it one time, two times a week. It takes few seconds to see if your Apps or iOS/macOS/Android/Windows is up-to date.

Seconds which may save your virtual life. And sometimes, your real life too.


Screen Privacy Protector

In a World where privacy issues are getting bigger and bigger, sometimes small and simple solutions may have a big positive impact.

In the below video, I ran a small test. Devices: a laptop (Macbook Pro M1) and an iPhone 12 Pro Max. Both with Belkin privacy screen protector.

Screen intensity on both devices: approx 75%.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see that bystanders are not able to spy (with or without bad intentions) your screen. The 30 degrees view angle is excellent and is doing its job. For the mobile phone, the touch feeling and response is very good, plus the scratch protection included.

Installation on both laptop & mobile – very easy. And very important – with no air bubbles left between the screen and the protection foil.

Cybersecurity & personal privacy are not a joke anymore! Treat them with maximum responsibility!

For more info & advices, stay tuned on Cyber-Cerber.

AVIT on Superyachts


Continuing our first blog into the AVIT engineer/officer on superyachts , now will guide you thru a basic description of a very common (unfortunately), still yet, mixed up between AVIT and ETO titles.

You may find various good descriptions of the jobs as on WilsonHalligan website. Unfortunately, many recruiters are still posting AVIT and ETO jobs positions with mixed up titles & duties, making the novice job-hunters quite confused.

AVIT – is the officer/engineer onboard in charge of the entire Audio-Video entertaining equipment and IT/Networking plus Satellite Comms (Vsat/TVRO). And everything between, starting from the CCTV to DJ consoles, from direct customer service to contractors, refit & shipyard planning.

These days… is one of the most important positions onboard simply because almost our entirely business & life goes thru the cyber-world internet. Your VVIPs may nicely survive a couple of hours without AC or toilette system… but cut off their internet for 1 minute and you’ll see the difference. Let the crew without internet for half day… and you’ll have a mutiny onboard 😉

ETO – is the engineer in charge of the, let’s say, in very few words… 110/220V and up. It is a critical job onboard as everything is run by electricity.

And now… let’s go into the overlapping grey area between the AVIT & ETO. On “smaller” yachts, 65… 90m LOA, you might find a position with somehow both duties combined. Being AVIT as 1st job and partially/”light” ETO/electrical & engine basic duties. You might do, apart of your main AVIT duties, some basic electrical maintenance (lightning system), bridge & navigation equipment, radars, GMDSS etc. Or the other way around – electrical as 1st duties with complementary AVIT jobs.

Engine watchkeeping might (while alongside/off operation) be on your duty list too. Engine team is small, working and supporting each other, which makes a great environment to work.

On larger yachts, +90… +100m LOA, the engine team is getting substantially bigger therefore, your job can be dedicated only to AVIT and the ETO team is separate (CETO, ETO, Asst Electrician). As AVIT you might have even a 2nd AVIT onboard, in case of a very large superyachts with heavy 24hrs around the clock operations.

As AVIT, you’ll (mainly) report to Chief Engineer or Chief ETO. And Master, of course.

Some jobs onboard may be shared between the AVIT & ETO department: for example, the ETO are taking care of the CCTV cameras & security doors while the AVIT are looking after the networking components of the respective systems.

About the AVIT Officer/Engineer job description, shore technical support, required qualifications & experience, working schedule & life onboard, tips for getting a job, comparison between the job onboard superyachts & cruise ships, and more, in our next blogs.

Stay tuned & stay safe!


AVIT on Superyachts

AVIT on SuperYachts

Superyachts… the ultimate luxury life-style for the wealthy people. Working on superyachts… the ultimate dream for any mortal worker. To see, feel and side-enjoy the life where almost anything is achievable.

But to work on superyachts and to be above average, targeting to the top professional in your field, you must follow some good and solid principles.

A series of blogs will follow with tips and tricks to join and perform at the best with some of the best in our field of the Audio-Video IT sector!

Stay tuned & stay safe!

Social Media

Facebook – Review posts you’re tagged in

Did you noticed that when you self-tagged in a post and later on you want to have that post on your wall, you don’t find it in you’re “activities”?

No problemo, there is a work-around solution!

For some reasons, Facebook does not shows always your self-tagged post in you’re “activity” therefore you cannot add it on your wall. What you have to do is:

  • make you’re post and tag yourself with @myname
  • check Activity log
  • Review posts you’re tagged in
  • Verify in either “Friends” or “Others” – most probably, you’re post where you just self-tagged, is not visible there so you cannot “Add to Profile”
  • To correct the problem:
    • return to your original post,
    • open “edit”,
    • delete YOU’RE (self)tagged @myname,
    • save the post,
    • open again you’re same post
    • and edit it by adding again you’re @myname
    • and save it again – “update post”.
  • Redo the steps described above “Edit Profile” – “Activity Log” – “Review posts you’re tagged in” and there you are. “Add to Profile” and you are done!

Hope you enjoyed the tip, stay safe and have fun!

by CyberCerber


2020 – the year of Cyber Attack explosion

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.

And this is not something really new… Back in May 2019, Princess Cruises (branch of Carnival Cruises) suffered a cyber incident.

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!

by CyberCerber