Shipmanager Anglo-Eastern has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Naval Dome for the provision of cyber security research and consultancy services, aimed at ensuring the continued cyber resilience of its fleet of more than 650 vessels.
Naval Dome will carry out an evaluation of the company’s cyber position, perform penetration testing and make recommendations, where necessary, on how systems can be better protected.
“Cyber threats are amongst the most serious challenges the global shipping industry faces and we share Naval Dome’s view that the industry at large must do more to protect itself,” said Capt. Bjorn Hojgaard, CEO of Anglo-Eastern.
“The MoU we have signed aims not only to enhance the level of security across our fleet, but to also encourage system providers to retrofit systems installed aboard the global fleet with more advanced cyber protection.”
As part of the agreement, Anglo-Eastern will also engage Naval Dome to collaborate with equipment manufacturers and technology service providers and push them to incorporate more effective security systems into shipboard equipment.
“We are delighted to sign this cooperation agreement with Anglo-Eastern,” said Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela.
“All ships must operate with equipment capable of preventing the most sophisticated of attacks from penetrating critical systems. As such, we believe that all players – ship owners, ship managers, offshore operators, and OEMS – need to collaborate more on how best to cost-effectively eradicate the problem once and for all. We hope equipment suppliers will step up to the challenge.”