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Common Surprises from Your Maritime Cyber Risk Management Assessment

Cyber-related risk and threats to your vessel network are mounting, and so are the maritime industry cybersecurity compliance requirements. Between the upcoming International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Resolution MSC.428(98) and other programs like the Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA), you’ll need to get a handle on your vessel OT network before you can even commence.

Getting Started with Effective Maritime Cyber Risk Management

Cyber risk assessments can help jumpstart your efforts to create a cybersecurity strategy and establish an initial baseline of cybersecurity requirements and internal standards for your vessel networks. But be prepared; these assessments can expose issues of which you may or may not be aware. We’ve conducted lots of onboard maritime vessel cyber risk assessments, both point-in-time walkthroughs with pen testing and others that are continuous in nature.

In this blog, we’ll discuss why a cyber risk assessment for your vessel network might be right for you, provide you examples of the types of surprises we typically find that might come out of your assessment, and give you guidance on how to avoid these surprises in the future.

Why is a Cyber Risk Assessment Important?

The dangers facing connected vessels are so significant that in July 2020, the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert recommending that immediate actions be taken to reduce exposure across operational technologies and control systems.

With the growing number of cyber threats to maritime vessel networks and industrial control systems in recent months, you have to assume that your organization is susceptible to attack. The dangers facing connected vessels are so significant that in July 2020, the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert recommending that immediate actions be taken to reduce (Read more...)

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