Constanta Maritime University in Romania has partnered with cybersecurity firm Cydome on a research project to examine maritime cybercrime and the mitigation of cyber threats.
The collaboration will see a joint hub created for maritime participants to contribute to a cyberthreats database, which will then be used to enhance research capabilities to explore the industry’s vulnerabilities.
“We engaged with Cydome in June 2021 to carry out joint research into maritime cyberthreats and vulnerabilities. Cydome was chosen for its leading technology and innovative approach to solving the problems of maritime cybersecurity,” said Professor Gabriel Raicu, Vice Rector for Innovation & Research at Constanta Maritime University.
“Its solution is built around the entire vessel, with no compromise, including the equipment, computers, devices (IT and OT) deployed onboard, the specific architecture and the complexity of connectivity onboard. For us, Cydome is the perfect partner in our research endeavours to secure the sea.”
Cydome specialises in cybersecurity and protection services specifically designed for the maritime industry, covering both IT and OT systems. The company’s offerings include integrated regulatory compliance management, helping users to prove compliance with regulations such as IMO’s 2021 cyber regulations and TMSA 3 where required.
“We are very pleased to have partnered with one of the most prestigious maritime universities in the world. Together, we will create a shared hub of information on cybercrimes in the industry, which will facilitate ongoing research and innovation in the market,” said Avital Sincai, COO of Cydome.
“It’s the beginning of a community which cares about securing the sea, and we will be looking to add more partners along the road who wish to take part in this joint effort programme. We hope the partnership will unlock a new level of innovation and, therefore, protection for the maritime industry.”