GNS and Cybersecurity

From the GB-based Global Navigation Solutions comes news that mariners have been advised to exercise extreme caution when sailing in the Black Sea after a major cyber incident occurred in June. Confirmed reports have shown that numerous vessels were affected with their GPS signals being interrupted causing some confusion onboard.

This incident and the recent cyber attack on shipping giant Maersk demonstrates that the risk to mariners in respect of cyber security is significantly increasing.

GNS has produced six simple steps to help the user mitigate cyber risk.