Cydome, the award-winning provider of ship-wide cybersecurity, is announcing today it will be partnering with leading maritime IT company MarPoint to provide the latest levels of cyber defense and protection to its global client base. This is a major endorsement of Cydome’s “always on - always protecting” commitment to providing the highest levels of cyber protection. The maritime sector is seeing increasing levels of cyber-attacks and it is clear that early legacy solutions are no match for the latest keyboard pirates. Today’s announcement is an enhancement in protection and defense for MarPoint clients.
The maritime sector moves over 96% of the world’s goods each year, worth trillions of dollars. The vessels are seen as high-value targets which, because of their isolation at sea and dependency on multiple technologies, can present multiple vulnerabilities. From a hacker’s perspective all improvements in onboard IT, OT and communications are seen as increased opportunities to hack. For much of 2021, MarPoint has been working with Cydome to evaluate and analyse the level and robustness of protection provided by the various Cydome solutions and MarPoint has taken the decision to provide its clients with the option of having Cydome’s cyber protection.
Nir Ayalon, CEO and Co-Founder of Cydome, commented: “When we started Cydome our mission was to develop the best levels of cyber protection for the maritime industry, both ship and shore based. Our industry-leading commitment to R&D in this specialist field has been recognised and has resulted in the new partnership we are announcing today. To be endorsed and supported by MarPoint in this way is a significant point in our global growth and development, and we very much look forward to working with the MarPoint team to help protect its clients.”
Anastasios Kyrkos, Director of MarPoint, commented: “We are the integral link in global maritime communications, and our innovations and initiatives enable clients to have the most robust and efficient communications in the most inhospitable environments. We are also aware that as communication technology advances there will be the potential for greater cyber vulnerabilities. We believe the new relationship with Cydome will provide clients with the highest levels of continuous monitoring, defense and protection from the multiple and diverse cyber threats our maritime community will experience now and in the future.”
To provide advanced cyber protection to clients, Cydome’s business model is based on significant and continuous investment in R&D. The core mission is to protect shipowners’ valuable assets - their ships - by developing advanced solutions to fight maritime cybercrime with ‘no compromise’. This approach provides our customers with the highest protection possible. The company’s award-winning ‘always on – always defending’ technology allows shipping companies to protect their entire fleet from cyber-attacks and hijacking, as well as to minimise their reputational risks.