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Cyber security under scrutiny

The hot topic of cyber security is examined in the 12th issue of The Navigator, published earlier this month by The Nautical Institute.

This edition of the journal looks at how cyber security is developing and how navigators can protect themselves, their shipmates and vessel from the associated threats. Articles therein include a discussion on spoofing and hacking, advice on how to prepare for the worst and an insight into the use of smart technology, social media and the internet at sea.

David Patraiko, Director of Projects for The Nautical Institute, added: ‘We have all seen cyber-attacks in Hollywood movies, but in reality these attacks are largely preventable. A cyber threat could affect any ICT system, but awareness and good procedures can dramatically reduce the risk. We hope that the advice given in this issue of The Navigator will be helpful to crews seeking to review and update their cyber security protocols.’

In 2015 The Nautical Institute launched its Navigator Distributor scheme,
encouraging a wider, global distribution of the free, 12-page magazine to as many professional marine navigators as possible.