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Web Alert: The Standard Club supports new cybercrime awareness video for mariners

12 July 2017

Award-winning global maritime cyber security awareness campaign, Be Cyber Aware at Sea, has collaborated with Fidra Films to launch a new film which aims to highlight the vital and increasing importance of cyber security across the maritime industry. The project has been supported by The Standard Club, along with NSSLGlobal, a global maritime satellite communications provider, Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and Teekay.

The film uses real-life case studies to highlight how easy it is for cybercriminals to target individual employees, who are often the weakest link in the security chain. Lots of people still fail to spot the signs of simple phishing emails, and accidentally give away secure information to hackers via email or social media. Even something as simple as charging a phone using the ECDIS could allow hackers to gain access to the ship’s navigation system. The video therefore focuses on tips to avoid being a target for cyber criminals.

This release is particularly timely given the recent reports of a widespread cyber attack affecting companies around the world, including Maersk.

The video is freely available on youtube here. Members are encouraged to distribute it to their fleets and reinforce its messages.

A shocking 99% of cyber-attacks target people rather than IT infrastructure.