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Cyber Incident Exposes Potential Vulnerabilities Onboard Commercial Vessels

Cyber Incident Exposes Potential Vulnerabilities Onboard Commercial Vessels
In February 2019, a deep draft vessel on an international voyage bound for the Port of New York and New Jersey reported that they were experiencing a significant cyber incident impacting their shipboard network. An interagency team of cyber experts, led by the Coast Guard, responded and conducted an analysis of the vessel’s network and essential control systems. The team concluded that although the malware significantly degraded the functionality of the onboard computer system, essential vessel control systems had not been impacted. Nevertheless, the interagency response found that the vessel was operating without effective cybersecurity measures in place, exposing critical vessel control systems to significant vulnerabilities
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Posted: Jul 14, 2019,
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