Airbus flies in to aid maritime cyber security

Airbus flies in to aid maritime cyber security

Toulouse-based Airbus Defence and Space has partnered with CSO Alliance, a maritime community of company security officers (CSOs), to build a tailor-made, secure online reporting platform to help counter maritime crime across the world. The platform will be ready for launch in early October and will provide the CSOs and company information security officers (CISOs) with a worldwide, voluntary and anonymous incident reporting portal for assessing physical, as well as cyber, threat activities and the respective risk levels as the basis for appropriate decision-making and action-taking.

“[A] centralised reporting system is urgently needed which offers the option of anonymous reporting of criminal activities including cyber-attacks on land and at sea… The evolving physical threats and cyber-attacks that the naritime industry faces are still vastly under-reported,” said Olivier Surly, head of maritime solutions at Airbus Defence and Space.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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