ZIM launches new cybersecurity initiative

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ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has agreed a deal with Konfidas to establish ZKCyberStar, a new subsidiary offering a full range of cybersecurity services for the maritime industry.

In a statement, Zim said ZKCyberStar will increase cyber readiness and ensure business continuity in the event of a cyber-attack.

The new subsidiary will provide a suite of services to support operational cybersecurity readiness, including cyber and regulatory postures, strategy and planning, cyber awareness and executive training, incident response capabilities, supply chain risk management, ongoing threat intelligence, regulatory alerts and briefs, according to ZIM.

The carrier continued and said the ZKCyberStar solution employs a unique methodology designed and developed specifically to achieve maximal readiness for and protection against maritime cyber-attack.

Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO, said: “ZIM is uniquely positioned to tackle cyber threats in our industry. In recent years, I was approached by global companies seeking advice regarding cyber threats, and I have decided to create ZKCyberStar to support and advise organizations in our industry, using our long-standing cooperative relationship with the top cybersecurity expert team of Konfidas.

“With the creation of ZKCyberStar, we join forces to offer the most advanced and skilled services to cope with cyber threats and mitigate the risks and costly impact of cyber-attacks.”

Ram Levi, Konfidas Founder & CEO: “The maritime and logistics industries have witnessed an unprecedented rise in cyber-attacks in recent years.

“Those attacks serve as a wake-up call for an industry which is critical to modern trade and commerce. As we move towards heavily networked and increasingly automated systems, cybersecurity must be a top priority.

“Our unique partnership with ZIM, a global leader in container shipping, will enable ZKCyberStar to provide strong client-driven cybersecurity solutions with global expertise and implementation.”

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