A live superyacht cyber security event named Don’t Miss the Boat is set to educate superyacht owners and captains on cyber security threats and how to combat them.
The event comes as the IMO prepares to implement new cyber security regulations. By January 2021, yacht owners and operators of vessels over 500GT will need to have incorporated a cyber risk management plan to demonstrate they have addressed security threats on board.
The live event, which will take place at 3pm on September 25, will be held by the 360 Maritime Security alliance. The alliance comprises Infosec Partners, Priavo Security and Halo Group Security which will demonstrate attacks on an existing superyacht legacy security network (the most basic protection) and compare it to an attack against a secure system.
The event will be broadcast from Shepperton Studios in Surrey and streamed on YouTube and Linkedin.
Mark Oakton, security director at Infosec Partners, said the superyacht industry still considers cybercrime “an afterthought”.
“The level of protection on yachts compared to other environments is very low and is especially dangerous in an industry populated with ultra-high net worth individuals,” he said.
“The worst impact is not what actually happens in the attack, it’s the ongoing brand and reputation damage.”
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