As the Covid virus marches on, many are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Each day brings us a little closer to the approval and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the US, UK and close in many other countries. According to the US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II, officials with Operation Warp Speed (OWS) report that 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine could be distributed this month. ”We are planning to be ready when [an emergency-use authorization by
The current US administration is signaling it will be updating the US government’s approach to its maritime cybersecurity strategy. Cyber security priorities are being discussed to enhance and secure the US’ ability to ‘project power at sea and defend against adversarial cyberattacks.’ The plan involves a re-examination of the national approach to information sharing and better emphasizing the use of operational technologies in ports.
Hackers at all tier levels have long targeted shipping fir
Close to 90 percent of all commerce is shipped via maritime transportation. Lloyd’s of London report combined container throughput figures regarding the top 100 international ports grew by 2.5 percent in 2019. Splash247 has posted an interesting article explaining that the Chinese government may be toying with supply chain data systems, creating concerns in maritime transportation.
“There has been progress within the maritime and shipping sector in creating a digital maritime ecosystem that i
There is a Russian saying that rings true in protecting entities against cyber threats, “I am not concerned about all of the wolves in Siberia, I am only concerned about the wolves that are now chasing my sleigh.” The world is full of cyber threats, hackers and state sponsored cyber terrorists who are targeting governments, businesses, and organizations. The way Red Sky Alliance can help the maritime industry and its supply chain is to focus on the cyber threats directly targeting a specific o
Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has just released a report examining the economic losses expected if Asian port systems, including several in China, were subjected to a major cyber-attack. This report did not assess the cyber vulnerabilities of Asian ports but rather postulated a major attack in order to calculate economic impact, with a focus on losses in the insurance industry. The report concluded tha
The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) has releases free “Blockchain for Supply Chain” tools for supply chain professionals to learn about and use the power of block chain technology. AFIT recently published a live blockchain application that can be accessed from any computer or smart phone, along with a complementary series of tutorial videos that presents blockchain simulation. These videos can be used as a stand-alone classroom module, or the video and the blockchain website can be
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