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February 01, 2024 - February 29, 2024
Maritime Cybersecurity News   by CYTUR
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U.S. conducted cyberattack on suspected Iranian spy ship
  The U.S. recently conducted a cyberattack against an Iranian military ship that had been collecting intelligence on cargo vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, according to three U.S. officials.
 The cyberattack, which occurred more than a week ago, was part of the Biden administration’s response to the drone attack by Iranian-backed militias in Iraq that killed three U.S. service members in Jordan and wounded dozens of others late last month, the officials said.
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  Association members of the U.S. Naval Institute, believe that the military branch is trailing behind China’s advances in cyberspace operations, and if action is not taken, the branch will have "a very bad day" at the start of a cyberwar in 2026, according to reports.
  In a piece written for the February 2024 issue of Proceedings, a publication for the U.S. Naval Institute, Retired Vice Adm. T.J. White, Retired Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, U.S. Navy, and Cmdr. Jake Bebber, wrote that the Navy was not ready for the information war as it had not "adequately planned" for a time when the cyber and maritime domains of war intersect.
DNV expands cyber security services through merger with Nixu and Applied Risk
  DNV has created one of Europe’s fastest growing cyber security services businesses by merging DNV’s existing cyber security business with two recently acquired companies – Nixu and Applied Risk.
  In particular, the merger brings together more than 500 cyber security experts to safeguard demanding IT and industrial control system environments across multiple industries.
  국가정보원과 독일 헌법보호청(BfV)은 북한의 방산 분야 사이버공격 피해를 예방하기 위해 2월 19일 합동 사이버보안 권고문을 발표했다. 이번 합동 권고문은 북한의 방산 해킹 대표적인 사례 2가지에 대해 공격 전략ㆍ기술ㆍ절차 (TTPs) 등을 분석, 공격 주체와 실제 공격 수법을 소개하고 있다.
  The White House announced on Wednesday that the Biden-Harris administration is issuing an executive order to boost the cybersecurity of US ports, highlighting the risks posed by the use of cranes made by China.
  Ports, vessels, shipping companies, and other entities in the maritime sector are regularly impacted by cyber incidents, as shown by the maritime cyberattack database launched last year by a Dutch University. Studies have shown that many incidents involve operational technology (OT) systems. 
  Experts have warned that vulnerabilities in the IT and OT systems used in the maritime industry can pose a significant threat to supply chains and the global economy. 
  At a time when rapid advancements in maritime connectivity and shipboard technology are leaving vessel networks increasingly vulnerable to attack, the International Association of Classification Societies’ (IACS) unified requirements (URs) E26 and E27 aim to minimise the frequency and impact of cyber incidents at sea.
  Initially adopted in April 2022, the URs were withdrawn ahead of their planned implementation on 1 January 2024. However, revised versions of E26 and E27 – adopted in September 2023 and November 2023, respectively – are now set to enter into force on 1 July 2024.
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