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|Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)||Cydome|
|Company size (employees)||10 to 49|
|Type of solution||Software|
Cydome is the award winning company that provides cybersecurity solutions specifically designed for the uniquely complex maritime environment. The difficulties of remote systems (ships at sea) and the increasing use of technology for communicating between ships, ports and fleet operators provides unique levels of risk and vulnerabilities for shipping companies looking to secure their entire network of vessels.
The challenges are further exacerbated by increasing digitalisation within the sector due to the pandemic, resulting in the maritime industry having significant cybersecurity exposures. Data theft and ransomware attacks have increased dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic with businesses reeling from the effects of cyber-attacks resulting from weak cyber-defence.
The need to secure off-shore vessels and their networks is vitally important – Cydome’s unique, proprietary technology allows vessels to have complete, automated, built-in cybersecurity checks and real-time monitoring for both IT and OT systems on vessels during their voyage at sea. Full cybersecurity coverage is enormously important, as coverage of only part of a vessel or its systems will leave the ship vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
• Ship-wide protection - This is particularly important, as coverage of part of a vessel or its systems will not fully protect the ship if the attacker can penetrate from another vector. Unlike other operators who can only secure parts of a vessel, Cydome provides protection of the whole ship - none of the solutions provided today by the communications and satellite providers can offer such full-spectrum coverage.
• Cydome invests a large amount of its profits into research and development to ensure its solutions are always up to date and preventing attacks. They recently partnered with Constanta maritime university, to solidify their commitment and to act as a joint hub for all maritime participants to contribute to the cyberthreats database.
• Compliance with regulations – The solution is designed to assist ship owners and operators to effectively validate ongoing compliance with international maritime regulations. The solution provides fleets with cost-effective, automated inspection and analysis tools to conduct cybersecurity gap analysis under the appropriate maritime regulations.