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Norsk Hydro Cyber Attack a Wake Up Call for Maritime Industry

This week’s cyber attack on Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro is a sign of the growing threat facing firms within the maritime and ocean industries, according to Per Martin Tanggaard, Director of Nor-Shipping. On Monday, Norsk Hydro computer systems were initially hit by the comparatively new LockerGoga virus. It then spread through the firm’s network…
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Inmarsat board agrees to sell company for $3.4bn

The British satellite communications company Inmarsat has agreed to a $3.4bn (£2.6bn) takeover by a group led by the private equity firms Apax and Warburg Pincus, becoming the latest UK technology business to be sold to investment companies. A consortium made up of London-based Apax, New York-based Warburg and two Canadian pension funds, the Canada…
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Iridium completes $3bn satellite constellation upgrade

  Iridium Communications has announced the completion of its US $3 billion satellite constellation upgrade campaign known as Iridium NEXT. A constellation of new low Earth orbit satellites will deliver higher bandwidth for voice and data services for global maritime operations. SpaceX has completed the launch programme of Iridium Communications’ Next satellite constellation that will…
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What is your password?

Who says hacking is difficult! It's fun. So, what's your password? Just enjoy the below video from Jimmy Kimmel .   CYBERimpact Assessment How does this affect you ? Some times a known telephone number could appear  on our phone from ISP provider or even corporate extension usually from IT asking your passwords for a setup or…
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IACS Publishes Cyber Safety Recommendations

International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) on the 27 September 2018 they published 9 (nine) out of 12 (twelve) new recommendations on cyber security. Designed to help vessels maintain cyber safety throughout their operational lives. The remaining three recommendations are scheduled to be released in the 4th quarter of 2018. IACS has developed this series…
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SOFTimpact features in March 2018 edition of the JLT Cyber Decoder

SOFTimpact joined in 2017 the JLT Cyber Consortium and features in this months Cyber Decoder magazine (Page 10/11). JLT's cyber risk consortium is a unique collaboration of leading companies across the software, hardware, advisory, consulting, and legal industries that effectively support clients around their strategic, operational, financial, and people issues impacted by cyber risk. The…
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Test your Cybersecurity with SOFTimpact’s Maritime Phishing Simulator

LIMASSOL, Cyprus - Oct. 20, 2017 -  SOFTimpact the Maritime IT solutions specialist recently launched the worlds first and only dedicated Maritime Phishing Simulator. As part of this launch they are currently offering a FREE trial of the platform to all Maritime companies wanting to analzye their exposure to such attacks. Lee Williamson, Senior Consultant Maritime Cyber Security stated…
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