10/9/2017: Nat’l Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Shipboard cyber risk management

As electronic navigation systems become increasingly complex, interconnected, and cyber dependent, they could fall victim to bad actors, hackers, and nuisance cyber agents. Many of these incidents can be prevented or mitigated by embracing a culture of cyber risk management, without which, technical solutions like virus protection software and firewalls will have limited effectiveness. In this week’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month post, the Office of Design and Engineering Standards takes a cyber-focused look at the GPS outage in the Black Sea that was reported to the Navigation Center in June.