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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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Tackling Cyber Threats in the Cruise Industry

Posted by Nettitude on Sep 17, 2019 4:19:59 PM

By Tom MacDonald, Managing Principal Security Consultant at Nettitude

 Are ships as remotely isolated as often thought? While the answer to this question varies in complexity depending on marine sub-sector, for the cruise industry, remote isolation has long since passed, making cyber security a crucial concern. What are the primary cyber threats facing today’s cruise ship operators, and what are the industry best practices for mitigating against them?

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ISO27701 & ISO27001: What's the Difference? And what does this mean for your Organisation?

Posted by Nettitude on Sep 5, 2019 5:57:29 PM

ISO27701:2019, a new international standard concerned with the management of personal data, has been published. ISO27701 is a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS), and provides an extension to the better known ISO27001:2013 Information Security Management System (ISMS).

In this blog, we’ll take a brief look at the new standard, how it differs from ISO27001:2013, and how it can benefit your organisation.

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Leaving the Armed Forces? Our Guide to going from Soldier to Cyber, Part 3

Posted by Nettitude on Sep 4, 2019 2:51:53 PM

By David Lenehan, Security Consultant at Nettitude

Leaving the forces and want a place in one of the largest growing fields in the IT industry? It’s very achievable providing you’re willing to put in the work and you’ll find you already have the hardest skills to teach.

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Leaving the Armed Forces? Our Guide to going from Soldier to Cyber, Part 2

Posted by Nettitude on Sep 2, 2019 4:27:01 PM

By Phil Buck, Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst

Introduction

I was recently asked to provide a blog post about my role at Nettitude. Words cannot describe the emotion I felt; this particular Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst was overjoyed to start beating the Threat Intelligence drum, explaining the mission critical role I fulfil, the cutting edge technology I use and the countless lives I have saved so far (fine, the last point might be slightly outside the job description….) The actual reason I was asked is because I am part of the growing team of ex-service personnel currently employed at Nettitude. The time has come to build on the great blog post that Phil Kimpton produced in 2017. Here is my story.

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Securing Remote Access Solutions for the Marine and Offshore Industries

Posted by Nettitude on Aug 30, 2019 6:36:48 PM

By Graham Sutherland, Senior Vulnerability Researcher

The traditional online attack surface for ships is changing. Gone are the years where vessels were put to sea for months at a time with little or no contact made with the shore, with letters awaiting them at their next arrival port and unpredictable journey times and locations. Even with the advent of satellite phones, GPS tracking and computer-based navigation, a typical ship will still have a much more limited online presence compared to shore based organisations.

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Leaving the Armed Forces? Our Guide to going from Soldier to Cyber, Part 1

Posted by Nettitude on Aug 28, 2019 2:52:06 PM

By Tom MacDonald, Managing Principal Security Consultant

This blog post is an update to our previous blog post, Soldier to Cyber by Phil Kimpton.

This post is part of a three part series by Nettitude consultants, from the network defender, threat intelligence and offensive penetration testing sides of the business, to show how they were able to map their military skills directly into the industry.

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Zero day impacts: How marine and offshore organisations should prepare for unknown vulnerabilities

Posted by Nettitude on Aug 15, 2019 1:51:53 PM

What is a zero day attack exploit?

Imagine setting sail with your bow doors still open. Or operating with an engine that leaked 50% of its fuel intake. Or if we let the bridge continue to operate with all the windows smashed.

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Is Third Party Expertise in Security Risk Management Necessary?

Posted by Nettitude on Aug 14, 2019 7:05:43 PM

According to one survey, 95% of organizations outsource part or all of their Security Operations Center[i], and that includes incident management. Is leveraging third party expertise the most effective way to obtain security incident management services?

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