Iso 27001 – The Fourth Standard?

Iso 27001 – The Fourth Standard? ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 – common standards across the maritime industry – the baseline of audits and integrated management review meetings.  Another Standard may be joining them.  ISO 27001 is the information security management system standard which offers a straight forward, auditable standard that is well known and … Continue reading Iso 27001 – The Fourth Standard?

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Piracy or Privateers? State sponsored cyber-crime in an age of new frontiers.

Piracy or Privateers? State sponsored cyber-crime in an age of new frontiers. Sir Francis Drake almost ranks as the richest pirate that ever lived second only to “Black Sam Bellamy who tipped the scales at a net worth of US$ 120 million (in 2015 dollars).  Each led a charmed if not risky life of legalised … Continue reading Piracy or Privateers? State sponsored cyber-crime in an age of new frontiers.

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Are you the weak link in your supply chain?

Are you the weak link in your supply chain? My Dad is a specialist in aircraft leasing.  He used to manage the portfolios of global finance companies aircraft leasing to major airlines.  He has been in the industry since he left the Navy, after a career of 40 years he is a pro.   Of … Continue reading Are you the weak link in your supply chain?

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How smart are your crew?

Malicious Insiders – How smart are your crew? Your crew can hack into your vessel – can you stop them? When we discuss crew training with clients, educational courses and seminars around crew awareness of cyber security, phishing and social engineering techniques and anecdotes are normally things clients want to implement straight away, if they … Continue reading How smart are your crew?

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Are your crew letting Hackers onboard?

The real threat these days to companies, the wealthy  and their yachts is  no longer the con artist or burglar seeking to break in as it is just too hard for them and assets are much harder to make off with these days.  Today the threat to yachts is intruders into a companies or a … Continue reading Are your crew letting Hackers onboard?

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VPNs on Vessels: the invisible backdoor into your yacht.

Within the yachting world Yachts are built, typically to high specifications and the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) installers do excellent work.  Entertainment, lighting, navigation and support systems are installed and, the testing phase aside, end up working in line with the owners desires.  What owners, Management Companies and Captains are often not aware of however, … Continue reading VPNs on Vessels: the invisible backdoor into your yacht.

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Cyber-Piracy – No longer Skiffs and an AK47, just a laptop and a latte.

I talk to many Clients in Commercial shipping and also within Superyachts about cyber security.  Bulk Carriers, VLCC owners, LNG Carriers, Superyachts, we deal with clients across the spectrum.  What we have found is whilst clients know that they need to respond to the cyber security threat, there is a common level of uncertainty about how … Continue reading Cyber-Piracy – No longer Skiffs and an AK47, just a laptop and a latte.

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