Maersk had to reinstall all IT systems after NotPetya infection

Shipping giant Maersk was forced to reinstall its entire IT environment in 10 days to recover from the NotPetya malware in June last year.

Chairman of AP Moller-Maersk, Jim Hagemann Snabe, revealed the full extent of damage caused by the infection while speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland overnight.

Full article can be read here

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Some impressive figures for Maersk on the amount of devices they had to reinstall in such a short period of time.  Although we must remember normal operations took over 4 weeks to resume, alongside an estimated financial loss of $300 million.

Mr Snabes comment that Maersk was “basically average when it comes to cyber security" is something the whole industry should consider and ask their own company.

Where do we think we are?

Our own experience shows many are still not addressing the risks they face both ashore and on-board from cyber threats. Companies should look at carrying out a formal Risk assessment of their company including;

  • Technology in place
  • How data is stored and secured (GDPR is coming in May)
  • Cyber awareness levels of all employees from the ground floor to the board
  • How effective are polices and procedures
  • Would your company realize if they were under attack
  • How quickly could you recover/Or could you recover at all from a attack/infection

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