Effective IT security is about far more than deploying the latest hardware technology and software solutions. It is also about how the first line of defense behaves; how those that use and interact with the costly infrastructure react to threats and problems and how they view the risks inherent with day to day operations.
This educational resource is aimed at changing the way those at the sharp end behave, building a first line of defence against cyber attacks, system failures and the occasional act of potentially costly stupidity.
Sponsored by NSSLGlobal and working with a number of other maritime partners Fidra have developed an engaging, entertaining and effective tool in the fight against data loss, theft and corruption. Any one of these could have an outcome ranging from inconvenient through to being financially costly or ultimately being responsible for a major incident.
“The biggest risk is from employees using computer-based systems since security prevention mechanisms within the network itself are rarely implemented in the mistaken belief that perimeter defences are all that is required.” – Maritime Cyber Security White Paper – ESC Global Security
The project was developed by a working group consisting of a small number of interested parties, primarily but not exclusively from the maritime domain. Led by Fidra, the group assembled a body of technical knowledge and best practices that was then handed over to a team of behavioural and creative specialists.