ZIM and Konfidas Announce the Creation of ZKCyberStar, a Cybersecurity Consulting Company
September 14, 2020 MARITIME CYBER SECURITY
ZIM has partnered with Konfidas, a cybersecutiy expert, to establish ZKCyberStar, a new subsidiary company offering a full range of cybersecurity services, tailor-made for the maritime industry, to increase cyber readiness and ensure business continuity in the event of cyber-attack.
The ever-growing threat of cyber-attack on the maritime industry has only been magnified by the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, the industry’s ongoing digitization of its business processes has increased their exposure to cyber-attack. ZKCyberStar will provide a suite of services to support operational cybersecurity readiness, including cyber and regulatory postures, strategy and planning, cyber awareness and executive training, incident response capabilities, supply chain risk management, ongoing threat intelligence and regulatory alerts and briefs. The ZKCyberStar solution employs a unique methodology designed and developed specifically to achieve maximal readiness for and protection against maritime cyber-attack.
ZKCyberStar will be led by Ronen Meroz as CEO, Ram Levi and Eli Zilberman Caspi. Ronen is currently ZIM Global Intermodal Division Manager, a ZIM senior manager with extensive knowledge of the maritime industry. Ram is an international cybersecurity expert, public speaker and advisor to global organizations on cybersecurity. Eli is Co-Founder and COO of Konfidas and an expert on business continuity readiness for cyber-attacks and cyber incident response management.
“ZIM is uniquely positioned to tackle cyber threats in our industry. In recent years, I was approached by global companies seeking advice regarding cyber threats, and I have decided to create ZKCyberStar to support and advise organizations in our industry, using our long-standing cooperative relationship with the top cybersecurity expert team of Konfidas,” said Eli Glickman, President & CEO of ZIM. “With the creation of ZKCyberStar, we join forces to offer the most advanced and skilled services to cope with cyber threats and mitigate the risks and costly impact of cyber-attacks. We welcome Ram Levi, Eli Zilberman Caspi and the team of professionals at Konfidas to jointly create a top-level consulting company to help the industry cope with cyber threats.”
“The maritime and logistics industries have witnessed an unprecedented rise in cyber-attacks in recent years. Those attacks serve as a wake-up call for an industry which is critical to modern trade and commerce. As we move towards heavily networked and increasingly automated systems, cybersecurity must be a top priority,” said Raif Ram Levi, Founder & CEO of Konfidas. “Our unique partnership with ZIM, a global leader in container shipping, will enable ZKCyberStar to provide strong client-driven cybersecurity solutions with global expertise and implementation.”
Since 1945, ZIM has been providing creative operational and logistical solutions to customers. Over the years, ZIM has grown to become a leading force in the shipping industry by pioneering innovative technologies and expanding its vast geographical network while maintaining its tradition of excellence.
Konfidas is a Tel Aviv-based boutique consulting firm specializing in a multi-disciplinary approach to cybersecurity. Our experts combine a proactive offense-directed mindset with a pragmatic defense-based approach to enhance organizational cybersecurity preparedness and incident response (IR). The company was established in 2013 with the goal of providing best-in-class cybersecurity consulting and related services to medium and large organizations.