SECURITY WHAT EVEN MORE, CYBER SECURITY
Ever since the grand opening of the current 21st century with the 9/11 events we have known and associated the term 'Security' with Piracy, Terrorism, Threats, Hijacking, Ransom, and other perils related with the various passages, lines, lanes and narrow straits.
The manifestation of cyber-attacks within the shipping community marks the end of our e-naivety. People of all ages are more and more inclined to using gadgets, electronics and the cloud, as we all turn more electronically minded and dependent. Some do so at a faster pace and when combined with a certain mind set up or twist, this may trigger a cyber security incident or attack. Shipping is no exception, in fact we have seen large scale organisations experiencing a cyber emergency. At OSEAN 360, we are happy to share some tips from our experience in managing the topic:
tip - Make your Passwords Poppey-strong
tip - Minimize the Number of allowed Password Attempts
tip - Choose Your Password Manager Software Wisely
tip - Make your Backups your Upfront priority
tip - Raise Awareness on Cyber Security among Employees
tip - Control Physical Access to Systems and Network Components
tip - Update Software Regularly
tip - Record and Protect all hardware (smart phones, tablets, lap tops and all
units able to internet connect)
tip - Protect and record all software programmes, versions and applications
tip - Secure NetWorks … to always Work
tip - Consider resourcing expertise externally also ISO 27001
top - Drill to test, drill to check and for keeping the IT-team on tip-top condition!