The maritime industry is a diverse ecosystem of private, commercial, and government activities all operating in delicate balance. This industry is paramount to the global economy, with estimates suggesting that more than 90 percent of global trade is transported by sea.
Various maritime activities, both land- and sea-based, rely on the effectiveness and accuracy of data that is sensitive to the operation of critical systems. As the maritime industry becomes more technology reliant and automated, cybersecurity is now a growing concern. Cyber threats pose significant security, safety and financial risks to shipping and offshore operations.
Safeguarding both the security and integrity of all maritime systems, assets, and facilities is therefore vital. The challenge for maritime companies is to mitigate cyber risk while ensuring mission critical operations.
With advance knowledge and expertise in the naval and maritime domains, Gnostech understands these challenges as a member and cybersecurity advisor for a major U.S. maritime industry organization in addition to our work with the U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Defense.
What is Gnostech’s cybersecurity approach to combat this emerging issue?
We believe that cybersecurity is an organizational culture that allows technologies to succeed; not a technological solution that results in organizational success. A holistic systems solution is needed because no single application or tool will adequately secure your system. A comprehensive maintenance and sustainment program is a critical component of keeping a high cybersecurity posture which minimizes cyber risk. Implement state-of-the-market solutions and automate as many processes as you can to minimize human error.
Gnostech can create a tailorable cybersecurity solution for your maritime organization with SafeHarbor, a suite of solutions that encompasses our diverse maritime and cybersecurity offerings. Click here to learn more about SafeHarbor.