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Maritime Information Warfare Conference 2019 -London -November 18-19

November 18th 2019
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CYPnaval Conference - October 2nd - Cyprus

October 2nd 2019
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CSOA First Response Report: Iran Seizes British Tanker

July 20th 2019

Developing cyber crime awareness

December 2nd 2016
Whatever your thoughts on cyber crime it is clear it is not going away anytime soon. Last week, with a dark web IT specialist we were taken into forums and shown manuals that any would be hacker can download and so perfect their fraudulent crimes. CSO Alliance ran a Chatham House rules Cyber workshop in London last September and 25% of the ship owners present admitted cyber incidents in the last year. We are working on a project to help our hard pressed CSOs, but in the meantime more about ‘Be Cyber Aware At Sea’


It is both free and easy to access and is designed to raise awareness of cyber threats through various messaging initiatives which includes posters, short educational films, guidance booklets for onboard crew members and a bespoke maritime cyber training programme.


With an estimate 80% of cyber breaches attributed to human error there is work to be done which this campaign addresses. It is widely supported by over 40 brands including CSO Alliance.


Fidra Films are working to create a series of short educational videos that relate to the ‘Be Cyber Aware At Sea’ key messaging delivered in only six poster (see below). It is designed to create a simple and effective message of the cyber threats a crewman faces and how to then reduce the risk by adopting some simple steps. The video project, which is a not for profit initiative, has been supported by NSSL Global, Teekay, Tankers, OSM Maritime Group, CSO Alliance, JWC International and City of Glasgow College. Many other sponsors will fund the distribution of the educational videos worldwide to help fight the unknown threat at sea.


Finally, the team are developing a simple crew e-learning cybercrime awareness course mirroring the key six messages. This has evolved into the first internationally approved ‘Maritime Cyber Security Awareness Course’ (MCSA) in conjunction with the UK lead for Cyber and Information Assurance, GCHQ. The course, which can be delivered on board or at the shipping or energy companies HQ, is the first of its kind and has been developed by the maritime and offshore sectors for their people.


To learn more just click this link http://www.becyberawareatsea.com


See below for poster messaging: