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GPS Cyber Attacks: The Threat to the Marine and Offshore Industries

Posted by Nettitude on Nov 9, 2019 2:29:50 AM

By Joel Snape, Senior Research Analyst at Nettitude

Being able to get accurate location information anywhere in the world is something we have come to take for granted. The availability of cheap receivers means that GPS has been adopted across sectors in ways that were never envisaged by the system’s original designers. From tracking sports players on a pitch for improved training to enabling precision agriculture for enhanced crop yields, being able to quickly and cheaply obtain accurate location information has enabled significant innovation.

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How AWS EC2 Backups Can Be Exfiltrated

Posted by Nettitude on Oct 24, 2019 6:44:49 PM

By Iraklis Mathiopoulos, Managing Principal Security Consultant at Nettitude

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is a great opportunity for companies and individuals to review and improve their cyber security processes and knowledge. At Nettitude, we will be releasing a new blog post every week of Cyber Security Awareness Month on our latest cyber security research, as well as our insights on the latest industry news and trends. We hope you’ll find them helpful, and as always please contact us with any questions.

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As cloud infrastructure has become common, it has also become common for penetration testers to find themselves attacking clients that rely on AWS or Azure environments, for example, for handling, storing, and processing critical data.

There are many new and interesting attack paths an adversary can take once they have obtained some sort of access to the environment.

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Topics: Cyber Security Blog, Research & Innovation

The Top 8 Cyberthreats to Marine and Offshore Organisations, Part 3: GPS Jamming, Ransomware, and APT40

Posted by Nettitude on Oct 23, 2019 6:13:46 PM

By Joel Snape, Senior Threat Researcher at Nettitude

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is a great opportunity for companies and individuals to review and improve their cyber security processes and knowledge. At Nettitude, we will be releasing a new blog post every week of Cyber Security Awareness Month on our latest cyber security research, as well as our insights on the latest industry news and trends. We hope you’ll find them helpful, and as always please contact us with any questions.

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There is widespread recognition that the maritime industry is becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyberthreats as increased automation and new forms of connectivity are deployed to drive operational efficiencies. Although most cyberattacks can be prevented through basic security controls, more advanced attempts often slip through undetected, and the time from vulnerability identification to exploit tool creation is continually reducing. 

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The Top 8 Cyberthreats to Marine and Offshore Organisations, Part 2: Piracy, ECDIS Malware, and VDR Tampering

Posted by Nettitude on Oct 16, 2019 10:17:10 AM

By Joel Snape, Senior Threat Researcher at Nettitude

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is a great opportunity for companies and individuals to review and improve their cyber security processes and knowledge. At Nettitude, we will be releasing a new blog post every week of Cyber Security Awareness Month on our latest cyber security research, as well as our insights on the latest industry news and trends. We hope you’ll find them helpful, and as always please contact us with any questions.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Nettitude, News, Security Blog, Security Testing, Cyber Security Blog, Download Area, Research & Innovation

How to Detect a Cyber Security Incident

Posted by Nettitude on Oct 7, 2019 1:29:01 PM

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is a great opportunity for companies and individuals to review and improve their cyber security processes and knowledge. At Nettitude, we will be releasing a new blog post every week of Cyber Security Awareness Month on our latest cyber security research, as well as our insights on the latest industry news and trends. We hope you’ll find them helpful, and as always please contact us with any questions.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Nettitude, News, Security Blog, Security Testing, Cyber Security Blog, Download Area, Research & Innovation

The IMO Approach to Maritime Cyber Risk Management

Posted by Nettitude on Oct 2, 2019 5:48:16 PM

Companies need to be identifying and safeguarding against maritime cyber risks now to be ready for the first annual verification of the Company’s Document of Compliance after 1 January 2021.

The guidelines provide high-level recommendations on maritime cyber risk management to safeguard shipping from current and emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities and include functional elements that support effective cyber risk management. The recommendations can be incorporated into existing risk management processes and are complementary to the safety and security management practices already established by IMO.

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Lloyd's Register and Nettitude have Released a New Procedure for the Assessment of Cyber Security Controls for Ships and Ship Systems

Posted by Nettitude on Oct 2, 2019 5:36:50 PM

 

  • The new procedure is part of the “ShipRight Procedures” within LR Rules. Compliance with it makes a ship or a ship system eligible for a ShipRight Notation and/or a Descriptive Note.
  • In cases where a procedure is applied to a vessel outside of the classification regime, a certificate of compliance may be issued if appropriate.
  • The procedure was developed to provide an independent assessment of the effectiveness of cyber security controls within connected, integrated and internet-enabled systems and environments.

The development of Lloyd's Register's classification standards is a dynamic process. As the threats evolve, the standards adapt to ensure that safety, operability, performance and the security of vessels are kept to the desired level during their service life.

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The Top 8 Cyberthreats to Marine and Offshore Organisations, Part 1: Phishing and Physical Infiltration

Posted by Nettitude on Sep 27, 2019 9:59:18 AM

Today’s cyberattacks occur 24x7. Although most of the generic attacks can be prevented through basic security controls, more advanced attempts often slip through undetected, and the time from vulnerability identification to exploit tool creation is continually reducing. Attacks that would have been classed as sophisticated 12 months ago now appear in commodity based malware that can be freely found on the dark web.

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Securing Superyachts from Cyber Attack

Posted by Nettitude on Sep 24, 2019 12:43:04 PM

By Tom MacDonald, Managing Principal Security Consultant at Nettitude

For superyacht owners, ensuring the privacy of their personal and business affairs, as well as ensuring that physical security is never compromised, is of paramount concern. As these vessels become increasingly technologically advanced, cyber security becomes an increasingly crucial concern in order to protect owner privacy and safety. But what exactly are the cyberthreats that superyachts are facing, and how can owners and their crews protect themselves?

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Is Email Putting Marine and Offshore Organisations at Risk?

Posted by Nettitude on Sep 20, 2019 3:30:26 PM

By Joel Snape, Senior Threat Researcher at Nettitude

Sometimes it feels like everything runs on email. We all know we get far too many each day, and crucial information is constantly being sent back and forth between individuals and companies. It has become so common that often we don’t stop to question whether it is the most effective way of carrying out a task, and whether it is exposing us to harm. One area in which email seemingly cannot be escaped is in communication with port authorities; this could be anything from arrival notifications to requests for bunkering, ballast discharge or diving. Although online reporting systems such as the CERS portal do exist, in many cases vessels still have to fill in a Word form or Excel spreadsheet and email it to the relevant authority. They may also then have to respond to follow up questions, or get more paperwork to fill out.

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