Companies in the US, Europe and Middle East are particularly threatened by cyber campaigns targeting several different sectors, according to the Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM)
In a joint statement, the NSM’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Norwegian Maritime Authority and the Norwegian Shipowner’s Association have identified the maritime and oil and gas sectors as victims of targeting campaigns, noting that companies and organisations should be prepared for continuous activity in the short-to-medium term.
NSM recommends owners and companies responsible for shipboard infrastructure take the following measures:
Companies associated with Norwegian interests are recommended to perform continuous security monitoring.
NSM highlighted campaigns carried out via social media and through links or attachments containing malware sent via email as of particular concern and made the following recommendations: