Marine software and systems connected to the Internet, or updated with devices like USB sticks, are vulnerable to attack whether a vessel is at sea or alongside.
Maritime cyber security testing is essential for protecting your systems against malicious intrusions and unwanted access, even if you think you are not a likely target. Many attacks are from hackers looking for anyone with a weak system or collateral damage from someone else being attacked.
At Neptune Cyber, we offer vital maritime cyber security services to identify risks, weaknesses and vulnerabilities in marine software and systems. We give you the data you need to protect yourself from attacks.
Security testing shows all the issues that attackers can see and what to do to fix them
Using the same techniques as hackers to identify security weaknesses
Most security tests can be carried out remotely, even when at sea, and with no possible disruption to the vessel
Attackers often take advantage of unseen issues, security testing highlights what these are before they can be used against you
Maritime cyber security testing covers a wide range of assessment methods to identify where any vulnerabilities or weaknesses lie in your cyber security setup. This can include:
Maritime Cyber Security testing must consider the two main types of cyber systems in use by maritime operations:
Information Technology (IT)
This is the broader range of technologies in use for the administration of your operations and management of your vessels. Vulnerabilities in your IT systems may leave elements such as ship management, compliance and personnel, and other data open to malicious access and exploitation.
Operational Technology (OT)
These are the systems directly used in the operation and functioning of your vessels and physical assets, such as platform management, navigation and communication systems. Vulnerabilities in your OT systems may put your vessels and crew at danger while risking their ability to safely and securely perform their operations.
As more and more cyber systems are used in maritime operations, maritime companies must take the precautions necessary to protect their business, vessels and personnel from cyber security risks.
New technology and increasing cyber security incidents increase the likelihood of your operations coming under attack, while new regulations, laws and guidance all make a robust cyber security setup a requirement to remain compliant within the maritime industry.
At Neptune Cyber, we offer a no-nonsense approach to cyber security, to help you to identify vulnerabilities in your systems and action comprehensive improvements.
Neptune Cyber marine security testing methods include:
Our testing methods allow us to attack things the same way hackers would and then document the results. This allows you to see where your vulnerabilities lie and how they can be exploited.
We then provide you with reports that provide technical and non-technical descriptions of any issues found, and the risks they create, together with details of how to fix them or ways to mitigate them when a fix is impractical. These reports allow you to fully understand why and how changes need to be made to your systems, without the need for a detailed understanding of cyber security.
The Neptune Cyber team comprises experts in maritime operations and cyber security, with a combined knowledge and experience base that allows us to provide detailed and maritime industry-specific services. The cyber security issues faced by the maritime sector may be big, but we can help you to make sense of them and find a clear path forward.
We have designed our services to minimise the operational impact of implementation so that your services and operations are not impacted by the process of improving your cyber security.