Inmarsat and PORT-IT Host Cyber Security Webinar

World leader in mobile satellite communications joins with maritime IT specialist to ask superyacht professionals ‘Could you spot the signs of a cyber-attack?’

Webinar: Thursday, 9th April at 8:30am and 4.30pm BST

Inmarsat, the global leader in mobile satellite communications, is joining with partner PORT-IT to run a cyber security webinar for superyacht and yacht management professionals on Thursday (9th April).

Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President, Yachting and Passenger, Inmarsat, is a co-speaker at this week’s Inmarsat/PORT-IT cyber security webinar

Entitled ‘Could you spot the signs of a cyber-attack?’, the special online event will update participants on the most effective measures to ensure on-board systems are properly protected and will also provide advice on how to identify the tell-tale signs of a cyber-attack.

Yacht owners, captains, ETOs, crew, as well as anyone involved in yacht management, services and charter, are invited to register and submit questions for the two expert speakers: Inmarsat’s Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President, Yachting and Passenger, and PORT-IT’s Youri Hart, CEO.

Peter Broadhurst said: “Inmarsat is looking forward to joining forces with PORT-IT to raise awareness about this important topic. Unfortunately, many professionals in the superyacht industry are not fully conversant on the most effective measures to ensure cyber security and how to maintain a secure system core on-board. We therefore want to use this platform to help people become better prepared to manage the risks to their yacht and to take protective steps to protect themselves from this danger. The reality is that modern vessels and seafarers are prime targets for cyber-attacks and those using just a standard antivirus program are vulnerable. However, with an in-depth, multi-layer cyber defence, today’s vessels can be protected.”

As the expansion of digitalisation in the yachting sector continues, more cyber attacks are threatening vessel systems, the integrity of personal data and the on-board IT infrastructure. Despite this, more than 80% of captains, chief engineers and ETOs claim to have a lack of awareness about cyber security, according to the Inmarsat Superyacht Connectivity Report 2019.

Leading the industry in providing more robust and accessible options than are employed as standard to ensure the safety of the vessels, Inmarsat has developed its Fleet Secure Portfolio to provide a comprehensive solution, consisting of Fleet Secure UTM (Unified Threat Management), Fleet Secure Endpoint, and Fleet Secure Cyber Awareness.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, April 9th at 8:30am and 4:30pm BST. Anyone interested in joining can find out more and register here.

Inmarsat has established its position at the forefront of the expansion of digitalisation in the superyacht sector. Its range of fully-integrated maritime communication solutions for superyachts include its gold standard Fleet Xpress platform, incorporating a range of benefits including affordable voice calls, multiple voice options for crew and operations, and high-speed broadband for internet access, plus 24/7 online support by certified engineers. Further Inmarsat services for captains and crew are the new managed Wi-Fi solution Fleet Hotspot, its multi-layer cyber defence solution Fleet Secure Portfolio, and Fleet Data, the maritime industry’s first secure IoT platform.

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s most diverse global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long-established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.

The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite telecommunications networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.

Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government, Aviation and Enterprise satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high-quality partner to its customers across the globe.

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