Superyacht Cyber Security Offering to be Unveiled at Monaco Show

With a reported 286 million new threats (including viruses, Trojans, spyware, Phishing scams, botnets and other forms of malicious code) in 2010 cyber crime has become a very real threat to superyachts packed with IT.  Last year alone there was a 93% rise in web attacks over 2009 and recently Sophos reported discovering more than 70,000 discrete items of malware every day.
Yacht Technologies the superyacht business arm of SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company and one of the world’s leading providers of navigation, communication, security and entertainment solutions for superyachts, is to officially unveiling its Cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC) for superyacht customers at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show
The Cyber SOC will for the first time enable superyacht owners to benefit from a fully integrated and end-to-end cyber security service from a single partner.  
With more than 250 million new cyber security threats emerging in 2010, this opportunity comes at a critical time for the superyacht sector. Many owners are placing themselves at personal and professional risk through inadequate secure protection across the whole of their onboard network.
Cyber security threats can affect networks anywhere in the world, regardless of whether you are on land or at sea.  Worryingly, they can take a variety of forms. This means no network onboard a yacht is immune from criminal hacking, not even the navigation system itself.
Yacht Technologies will be unveiling full details of its new and uniquely embedded cyber security solutions, along with the market-leading capabilities of the Cyber SOC, on its stand in the Darse Sud tent (Number: QS8O) on the first day of the show, 21st September 2011.