Maritime cyber security film premieres

Last night saw the official premiere of Be Cyber Aware At Sea, a short film, made all the more topical in the wake of the recent Petya attack that hit Maersk particularly hard.

The premiere took place at the UK Chamber of Shipping with the film’s executive producer, Chris Young from Fidra Films in attendance.

The film is now available for anyone to view for free.

This educational resource is aimed at changing the way those at the sharp end behave, building a first line of defence against cyber attacks, system failures and the occasional act of potentially costly stupidity.

Sponsored by NSSLGlobal and working with a number of other maritime partners Fidra has developed an engaging, entertaining and effective tool in the fight against data loss, theft and corruption.

Young said the aim of the film is to mitigate the risk of exposure to cyber-vulnerabilities – deliberate or otherwise – by educating those who have access to exposed IT systems and infrastructure, both onboard and shoreside.

“This will be achieved by giving a non-technical audience the knowledge to understand the risks, to know what to do to protect against these risks and what to do in response to a direct threat,” Young said.

To watch the six-minute film, click here.

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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