Orolia and Saab to collaborate on navigation system cyber protection

Orolia and Saab have announced that they are to collaborate on the supply of a package of technologies to detect and mitigate cyber-attacks on navigation systems, on shore or on vessels.

The package will include Saab’s AIS and GNSS navigation systems alongside Orolia’s SecureSync Maritime Navigation Protection System (M-SecureSync).

M-SecureSync employs various technologies to detect and resist GNSS jamming and spoofing attacks, and alert the bridge to potential discrepancies in navigation signals. These protections will be integrated into Saab’s navigation systems as a result of the new partnership.

Saab’s Control and Display Unit (CDU) will act as the indicator for the Officer of the Watch and corresponding ECDIS of any detected issues, with the system warning the user about compromised data and storing this information for later analysis and product improvement.

“Cyber-attacks can come in many guises, and as the threats become increasingly sophisticated poor cyber security could compromise commercial vessels’ safety through interference with navigation accuracy,” said Chris Loizou, Vice President Maritime Business Line, Orolia.

“We are dedicated to product innovation and developing state-of-the-art technologies, and through this collaboration with Saab we will continue to keep people safe while navigating the world’s waterways.”

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