Naval Dome expands cyber system to ports and naval vessels

Maritime cyber security company Naval Dome reports that it has adapted its protection technology for compatibility with port-based systems and naval vessels, with the adapted systems to be offered as standalone products to reflect the different types of application.

The cyber defence software will now be marketed as Marine Dome for use in commercial vessels, cruise ships and yachts; Port Dome for ports and harbours; and Navy Dome for application in naval vessels and military craft.

“The proven capability of our cyber security solution in protecting ships’ OT systems from unauthorised access and hacking, together with the recent SL4 type-approval from DNV GL – the classification societies’ highest level of security certification – has sparked significant interest from other sectors,” said Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela.

“We have now adapted the software for compatibility with systems typically used in ports and harbours and naval vessels. While the technology is intrinsically the same, we have changed some of the algorithms to suit the different type of systems and equipment used in these areas.”

The Israel-headquartered company has appointed Israel Defense Forces’ former Head of Naval Operations, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Ido Ben-Moshe, to support the firm’s movement into these new market sectors.

“The increase in autonomous, connected machinery, computer integrated operating systems and terminal management systems will leave ports increasingly susceptible to a cyber-attack if they are not properly protected. It is crucial that ports’ OT systems are as impregnable and impervious to cyber-crime as the ships we protect,” said Mr Ben-Moshe.

“A naval vessel is unique and therefore needs a unique cyber security solution to protect its connected systems. We deliver a tailor-made cyber defence solution capable of protecting weapons systems, navigation systems and machinery control systems from unauthorised access, whether they are retrofit or legacy installations.”

“Using intelligence agency-grade security technology, Navy Dome blocks internal and external cyber-attacks to provide maximum protection with minimal human intervention. It integrates with existing systems and software, providing real-time cyber alerts and blocks malicious files to prevent unauthorised access to systems critical to a vessel’s ‘fight, flight or float’ capability.”

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