Inmarsat has come up with the two new systems for the cyber security services in maritime. Fleet Secure, as it persists to establish solutions that content ever rising cyber threats faced by various ship owners and the ship managers.
The vessels operators will be privileged from a dynamic, multi-layered endpoint security solution, Fleet Secure Endpoint, being based on the industry’s most dominant technology ESET. ESET is a world ruler when talking of digital security and motorized by Port-IT. It safeguards desktop computers and other systems linked to the vessel’s network.
The Fleet Secure Endpoint has been formed to eradicate infections and prevent hackers before it attacks board endpoints and other connected systems.
The system will be accessible for commercial purposes from January 2019. It is compatible across Inmarsat’s maritime portfolio of services, in addition to Fleet Xpress, Fleet Broadband and Fleet One. It also complements the flexibility of Inmarsat’s very own satellite and ground network enabling constant cyber security guidelines to be maintained.
Ensuring the proper functioning and protection at the shore and at the sea as well for every fleet operator and ship manager should be a priority. As this enhancement to Fleet Secure demonstrates, Inmarsat is frequently supervising every variation in the cyber security landscape and designing new tools and approaches for addressable potential problems; assuring that ships and their crew are safe physically as well as virtually, Peter Broadhurst, SVP of Safety and Security for Inmarsat Maritime said.
Inmarsat has also introduced an app for mobile devices, for training purposes of the Fleet Secure Cyber Awareness. This app will enable seafarers to educate themselves on the various tactics that cyber attackers and criminals would employ while attempting to infiltrate any company’s IT infrastructure.
Several attempts to gain pirated access to IT infrastructure need some sort of activation by an end-user in order to corrupt a system and cause further damage. These cyber attacks are often unrecognized and highly complicated. It manipulates the end users into granting permission unknowingly, Mr. Broadhurst said. The human element is essential for maintaining a strong security posture.
Crew education is, therefore, an imperative when talking of cyber security in maritime and a well-rounded security strategy and the reason behind teaming up with Stapleton International and Marine Learning Alliance to launch our Fleet Secure Cyber Awareness module.”