The digitalization of shipping has opened up a wealth of benefits in terms of efficiency, performance, process improvement, business insight, and more… BUT, it has also created real danger.
Growing threats Increased reliance on digital systems, automated processes and the gradual move towards greater autonomy means increased threat of cyber crime. In fact, in 2019, the Norwegian Shipowners Association revealed that cyber crime is its members’ number one security concern.
There is, unfortunately, a new risk reality for maritime.
Thankfully, NAVTOR is working to ensure its customers stay safe.
Efficient, safe, secure NAVTOR’s NavBox is the communication gateway for all data transfer from ship to shore, and vice versa. It is the hub for the automated distribution and update of all digital charts, publications and other navigational data, helping our customers operate with the utmost efficiency, safety and complete regulatory compliance.
It is also 100% cyber secure.
Optimal protection Earlier this year, DNV GL classified NavBox with ‘cyber secure’ certification (IEC 61162-460 Gateway). All information is shared via an encrypted connection - transferring data in a format only recognised by NAVTOR software – with additional CRC checks (cyclic redundancy checks, detecting changes to raw data) the non-transferral of executable files (a key source of malware) and all communication through secure servers.
To diminish the risk of human error, as well as ‘online interference’, the unit also operates as a ‘blackbox’, with no screen, keyboard or mouse.
Smart solution NavBox is the gateway not just for navigational data, but for the move towards smarter shipping – working as the entry and exit point for all information connecting individuals, vessels, fleets and entire businesses.
Isn’t it reassuring to know that only the people and data you want to come through that gateway can gain access? That while you can unlock the benefits of smart shipping, you can also slam the entrance shut on uninvited guests?
That is the power of NavBox.
To find out more about NAVTOR’s cyber secure solutions please get in touch today, and stay safe tomorrow!