MarineCFO Unveils Cybersecurity Checklists

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 5, 2018

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In a continuing effort to raise awareness and promote good cyber hygiene in the maritime industry, MarineCFO will release an actionable set of checklists to fleets running the Vessel 365 platform.

The checklists are designed to engender cybersecurity into the psyche of mariners, DPAs, TPOs, inspectors, as well as shoreside personnel. They offer a concise but simple way for mariners to undergo cyber training, record those events, memorialize lessons learned, perform cyber drills and improve the physical and digital security of the vessel. It also serves as a means to report cyber incidents or attempted attacks to authorities and other interested parties.

At the recent IMX show in St Louis, MarineCFO CTO Dean Shoultz chaired a session on cybersecurity. “At MarineCFO our mission is to provide technology leadership and digital transformation solutions to the maritime industry, enabling our customers to operate more safely, securely, and profitably,” said Shoultz, who also sits on the AWO cybersecurity panel. “We have built these checklists around the principles described in NIST 800-171 Cybersecurity Framework. This framework simplifies the technical aspects of cybersecurity and expresses it in terms easily understood by mariners, and specific to the day-to-day operations of a marine transportation company.”

These checklists will be available for transmit on June 18, 2018 for existing clients, and will be included as part of the Vessel 365 installation for new users.

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