Posted on September 21, 2017

Palma de Mallorca – 21 September, 2017: Increased connectivity for superyachts brings with it increased security risks. Over the past 12 months the yachting world has been increasingly targeted by cyber criminals, ensuring that the highest levels of protection are fundamental to the security of corporate data, bank accounts and personal details while at sea or in port.

Global superyacht communications provider, e3 Systems has therefore partnered with G3, a specialist cyber security practice with in-depth expertise of advising shipyards, management companies, captains and owners. The partnership offers a range of security solutions for both existing and new customers. All e3 networks will now be configured for maximum security at installation while existing networks will be offered security enhancements by G3.

The new partnership will also offer a combined IT and Security Monitoring Service which allows 24/7 network monitoring to enable threats to be detected and managed in real time. Essential face-to-face or online cyber security training for crew will also be available.

Malcolm Taylor, Head of Cyber Security at G3, said: “e3 share our vision for a secure maritime future. Networks need to be secured as soon as they are installed, as this not only significantly lowers risk for the client but also makes economic sense. And because crew behaviour plays such an important part in the security of the yacht, it is also the ideal time to provide comprehensive cyber security training. This partnership offers clients the complete solution.”

Roger Horner, Group Managing Director, e3, said: “The IMO has recently approved draft guidelines to include Cyber Security risk management within the ISPS and ISM Codes – both of which apply to all commercial yachts over 500 GRT. The need for compliance, combined with a commitment to protecting privacy has created an urgent requirement for security expertise. Led by former members of British intelligence and experienced cyber security professionals, G3 is undoubtedly the best in the field and we look forward to working with them closely.”

About G3
G3 is a business intelligence and cyber security firm. Our experienced team provides discreet advice and conducts investigations to protect client interests.

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About e3 Systems
e3 Systems® is a leading communications integrator and solutions provider for the marine industry. The company connects yachts globally through a diverse portfolio of communication systems including its HYBRID solution which synchronises VSAT, Inmarsat, Iridium, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi. In addition, e3 provides an extensive suite of services covering cyber security and training, IT support, data management and content provision. e3 operates from the Mediterranean and the USA with partners worldwide. It is part of the marine electronics group grupoarbulu.

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