In a recent video from Rolls-Royce, Global Software Capability Team Leader Dr. Robert Oates, and Cyber Security Leader Karo Vallittu, have outlined the company’s extensive protective measures against cyber-attacks.
The engineering giant is focusing on the development of its cybersecurity cryptography and authenticated communications systems to allow better monitoring in maritime networks and quicker responses to unexpected situations.
In addition to this, Rolls-Royce is directing its attention to professional training in operating physical barriers that stop potential system breaches, including instructions that will defend systems manually from online assault.
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In the video, Rolls-Royce representatives have explained why cyber security must be a consideration during any design process, guarding the whole industry and giving confidence to businesses and customers in the process.
According to Karo Vallittu, “cyber security” must be “the core of our every product.”
The rise of smart systems, including Rolls-Royce’s new line of autonomous ships, offers a number of benefits to businesses and customers, but also poses a number of risks as digitalization provides more cyber vulnerabilities.
As the video from Rolls-Royce highlights, the inter-connected direction in which maritime trade is heading could leave systems and safety compromised if left unprotected.