GPS resilience in the face of cyber crime

Orolia Maritime’s Sean McCrystal outlines the latest technology that is making superyacht navigation safer…
Superyacht captains are typically security conscious due to the value of their vessel and the conspicuous wealth and VIP nature of their owners and passengers. But now that crew and passenger connectivity increase pressure to maintain onshore communications, security threats have moved beyond passerelle monitoring and remote access lock down traditionally associated with opportunistic thieves and kidnappers, and more towards potential cyber-crime.
Cyber-attacks come in many guises, acting as a route for fraudsters to forge invoices or alter cargo manifests to hide illicit goods. As the threats become more sophisticated, poor cyber security could compromise a vessel’s safety through interference with navigation accuracy. This might sound like the plot of a Bond movie rather than a realistic concern for superyacht owners or captains, but unfortunately that is not the case.
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