July 20, 2017
A recent newspaper report has highlighted potential cyber vulnerabilities in a shipboard communication system. The ship’s VSAT was compromised as the factory default settings, including the default username and password, had not been changed after installation on board.
Members are reminded that their maritime security policies should be robust and that remote access to shipboard communication systems should be restricted and monitored.
A new film on cyber security by FIDRA FILMS is available to view for free via the following link:
Be Cyber Aware: https://youtu.be/DfEiMj7wAi4