Naval Dome’s Maritime Cyber Protection System (MCPS), an advanced multi-layered cyber defence solution, has been nominated in the Marine Intelligence category of Riviera Maritime Media’s (RMM) 2018 Marine Propulsion Awards, and Informa’s Shipping 2030 Innovation of the Year Award.
The reasons behind the nominations include its ability to improve a ship or fleet’s efficiency, economy and operation and its focus on ‘smarter operations’ that will digitalise marine shipping operations.
“We are absolutely honoured to be nominated for these two prestigious awards, so soon after the official market introduction of our new technology in 2017. With Informa and Riviera, two of the industry’s leading event producers, now including maritime cyber security in their conference and awards programmes, they further raise awareness of the importance of protecting ship systems from a cyber-attack,” said Itai Sela, Naval Dome CEO.
MCPS is designed to prevent internal and external cyber-attacks with minimal human intervention due to its intelligence agency security technology. It integrates with existing systems and software, providing real-time cyber alerts and blocks malicious files to prevent unauthorised access to critical systems and data.
To prove its efficiency, Naval Dome performed a series of cyber-attacks on live navigation systems, engines and other machinery control systems. The attack shifted the vessel’s reported position, misled the radar display, turned on and disabled machinery, and overrode the fuel control, steering and ballast systems. When using the MCPS software however, the hack was unsuccessful.
Informa’s Shipping 2030 Europe conference will be held at Tivoli Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, from the 20th until the 23rd of March. RMM’s annual Marine Propulsion Awards will be presented during a gala dinner on the first evening of the Sulphur Cap 2020 conference and exhibition, which will take place on 17th-18th of April in Amsterdam.
The Marine Awards are open to public vote, which will close on Monday the 19th of March. The votes will then be combined with judges’ views to determine the winners of each category.