Consultant warns against cyber threat of COVID-19

Malcolm Latarche

Maritime cybersecurity faces a new and highly unpredictable threat as scammers line up to exploit fears surrounding the Coronavirus at the same time as the industry moves to encourages remote working to minimise the spread of the pathogen, UK-based communications security consultant GTMaritime has warned.

“Shipping companies are looking into reconfiguring their shore-based operations in response to the spread of Coronavirus, but employees can expect to receive unsolicited messages geared to exploit their personal anxieties about the epidemic,” warns GTMaritime’s Jamie Jones, Operations Director. “As organisations ramp up physical hygiene, it is important they don’t take their eye off cyber-hygiene.”

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