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Totem Plus to Offer Naval Dome's Cyber Solutions


Totem Plus is to offer its customers Naval Dome's cyber defence solution as a supplement to its PC-based navigation and automation systems, following the September signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the cyber security specialist.
The two Israel-based companies began cooperating last year when the Naval Dome solution was used to protect the Totem Plus ECDIS, IMAC (Integrated Monitoring, Alarm & Control), VDR and BAM (Bridge Alert Management) installations aboard a 5000TEU containership.

Last year saw an unprecedented number of cyberattacks and indications from security analysts suggest 2018 will be equally threatening, as more and more companies store data in the "cloud" and increase the number of internet-connected devices.

However, the results of a survey carried out last month by NSSLGlobal, an independent service provider of satellite communications and IT support, demonstrates a worrying lack of maritime cybersecurity training amongst ship crews.

The cooperation agreement with Totem Plus follows a Memorandum of Understanding Naval Dome signed earlier this month with Lloyd's Register to help establish standards and guidelines for maritime cyber defence.