Cybersecurity News

The Maritime Industry Has Unique Cybersecurity Challenges

Apr 08, 2024

With supply chain attacks on the rise, and nation-state attackers constantly looking for new ways to disrupt national security and economic stability, one of the most vulnerable areas is the security around our maritime operations. The Biden…

Securing Our Ports: Where to Start

Mar 19, 2024

As dusk descends upon our nation's ports, casting shadows over the waterfront, another shadow looms in the digital landscape — the threat of cyber warfare. In an era where connectivity reigns supreme, our maritime infrastructure stands at a critical juncture…

ZPMC Denies Posing Cybersecurity Risk to US Ports

Mar 10, 2024

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) said on Sunday its cranes do not pose a cybersecurity threat, after U.S. congressional committees questioned the Chinese state-owned company's work on cranes bound for the United States.The House of Representatives security panels…

Biden Executive Order Targets Cybersecurity at US Ports

Feb 21, 2024

President Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order aiming to strengthen cybersecurity at U.S. ports amid growing threats to America's vital maritime supply chains.The directive bolsters the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to address maritime cyber threats…

DP World Says Hackers Stole Australian Ports Employee Data

Nov 28, 2023

DP World Australia, one of the country's largest ports operators, said on Tuesday hackers had accessed files containing personal details of employees after a cyber incident early this month forced it to suspend operations for three days.The breach…

OOCL Reports Scam Risk

Nov 15, 2023

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has reported that there is a suspicious investment software in the market that is using the OOCL logo without authorization.The software claims to offer high returns on investments. However, OOCL has no…

Australia Says DP World Cyber Incident 'Serious'

Nov 12, 2023

The Australian government on Sunday described as 'serious and ongoing' a cybersecurity incident that forced ports operator DP World Australia to suspend operations at ports in several states since Friday.DP World Australia, which manages nearly half of the goods that flow in and out of the country…

DNV Acquires Nixu

Jun 20, 2023

DNV will acquire Helsinki-headquartered cyber security services firm Nixu following a public tender offer which resulted in DNV taking ownership of more than 93% of Nixu’s shares. DNV will combine its cyber security businesses with Nixu following…

1,000 Ships Affected by Cyber Attack on DNV's ShipManager Software

Jan 16, 2023

Some 1,000 vessels have been impacted by a cyber attack on DNV's ship malmanagement and operations software, the classification society has confirmed.DNV said it shut down ShipManager’s IT servers in response to a ransomware attack that hit the software on January 7…

Port of Baltimore Receives Top Coast Guard Security Assessment

Dec 16, 2022

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore announced it received a top U.S. Coast Guard security assessment this week for its state-owned, public marine terminals.The Coast Guard’s annual inspection of facilities included a detailed review of…

METIS Names Polychronopoulou CEO

Dec 05, 2022

Athens-based maritime artificial intelligence (AI) company METIS announced Eleni Polychronopoulou has been appointed as the firm’s new CEO.Polychronopoulou has been METIS president during the company’s development phase over the past three years…

Techcross’ BWMS Get LR Cyber Security Certificate

Nov 23, 2022

Techcross’ ballast water management systems have received Lloyd's Register's Cyber Security Capability certification.The company said that the two models that received the certificate are ECS, direct electrolysis and HYCHLOR, indirect electrolysis…

ABS to Support Industrial-Grade, Cyber-Physical Platform for Shipboard OT

Nov 02, 2022

ABS has been announced as the industry collaborator to build the Maritime Testbed of Shipboard Operational Technology (MariOT) Systems. The project is led by iTrust, Center for Research in Cyber Security at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)…

Training the Next Generation of Maritime Cyber Warriors

Oct 31, 2022

The 2022 Maritime Risk Symposium scheduled to be held November 15-17, 2022, hosted by Argonne National Laboratory, will feature a panel discussion entitled 'Training the Next Generation of Maritime Cyber Warriors.'The cyber threats to the maritime…

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