Importance of Cybersecurity in the Maritime Industry
Vessels and ports are more and more dependent on sophisticated technical equipment and software to enhance their operations. But IT and OT systems onboard ships, hardware and sensors, communications, power, and navigation systems are all vulnerable to cyber threats. That’s why maritime cybersecurity awareness is essential. Cyber attacks have the potential to affect the safety of crewmembers, vessels, and ports. However, crewmembers and maritime personnel can be an invaluable first line of defense when they know how to spot risks.
With this in mind, good preventive computer security practices can protect against the common threats ships and maritime facilities may face. Our new cybersecurity training helps to give your personnel the knowledge they need to close maritime cybersecurity gaps and vulnerabilities.
This maritime cybersecurity awareness training teaches both how to be aware of the most common attacks and how to put effective safeguards into practice. Better employee cyber awareness means understanding the difference between Informational Technology and Operational Technology and how to monitor and protect both kinds of systems.
Cybersecurity Training That Helps Personnel Identify Cyber Threats
Moxie’s Maritime Cybersecurity Awareness program focuses on the topics maritime personnel most need to ensure cyber risk management onboard ships and at facilities:
- common threats like malware, phishing, and social engineering
- secure password best practices
- data privacy best practices
- safe online browsing practice
- special security requirements of Operational Technology
- maritime-specific cyber risks
- recommendations for implementing cybersecurity risk management into the Safety Management System (based on IMO guidelines)
This training also uses eye-catching graphics and footage to keep learners engaged and remember best practices for mitigating cybersecurity risks. Help your crewmembers and maritime personnel keep your vessels and facilities safe and secure.