|Maritime Cyber Security Roundtable
— June 13, 2018, Luncheon and Roundtable —
The threat from cyber attacks are real. Just ask shipping giant
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The global VSAT leader’s approach to reducing cyber risk includes a cohesive group of initiatives, with seafarer training a primary focus
MIDDLETOWN, RI – June 6, 2018 As the maritime industry turns to digitalization to help improve operational efficiency, there is increasing awareness of the importance of protecting networks and vessels from cyber risks. KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), today announced “6-Level Cybersecurity,” a cohesive group of initiatives designed to provide proactive cybersecurity protection for the KVH hardware and maritime VSAT satellite network used by its global maritime customers.
“KVH’s approach to the extremely important issue of cybersecurity is to address the complexity in numerous ways, from training seafarers with our KVH VideotelTM ‘Cybersecurity at Sea’ program—which we will begin making available at no cost to our VSAT customers this month—to the many network safeguards we have in place,” says Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH’s chief executive officer.
A key level of KVH’s cybersecurity strategy addresses the important issue of seafarer training, as many incidents throughout the maritime industry can begin unknowingly with the crew. Effective this month, all vessels subscribing to KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadbandsm connectivity service will be able to receive the KVH Videotel “Cybersecurity at Sea” training program at no cost. The program, created in conjunction with maritime experts and based on regulations from the International Maritime Organization and guidelines from the shipping trade group BIMCO, covers such topics as assessing and reducing the risks of a cyber incident and responding to a cyber incident.
Other levels of KVH’s cybersecurity strategy involve: satellite network security; terrestrial network security; hardware and network configuration; protected Internet egress; and response to threats and incidents.
For satellite network security, KVH implements numerous infrastructure safeguards and different types of authentication, encryption, or proprietary air interfaces. For the terrestrial network, KVH’s system is designed to provide traffic separation and to route global satellite traffic over private circuits to MegaPOPs, where Internet egress occurs.
“To enhance the security of transmissions between ship and shore, we’ve designed our system so that traffic does not touch the Internet before going through edge security devices at MegaPOPs,” notes Rick Driscoll, KVH’s vice president of satellite products & services.
KVH’s cyber strategy also targets the security of KVH hardware and network configuration. For example, onboard local area network (LAN) segmentation can be configured for operations, crew networks, and third-party charter networks via firewall. In addition, the myKVHTM portal is designed to provide the ability to enforce a crew login requirement on the vessel prior to accessing networked vessel systems or the Internet.
KVH’s cybersecurity strategy also focuses on protected Internet egress, including: application-level Universal Threat Management (UTM) firewalls in each KVH MegaPOP; application-level traffic shapers; multiple forms of threat blocking; and optional global static IP addresses.
Assisting a vessel or fleet in response to a cybersecurity incident is also part of KVH’s cyber strategy. KVH provides a cybersecurity incident response team if a fleet suspects a cybersecurity attack, with the goal to manage and minimize the risk as quickly as possible.
“We are working to continually upgrade our network security and our processes to reduce cyber risks for the vessels and fleets that rely on KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband connectivity,” says Mr. Kits van Heyningen. “As the maritime industry continues to embrace digitalization, we are committed to continuing to be proactive about cybersecurity.”
KVH is a mobile tech innovator that provides connectivity solutions for commercial maritime, leisure marine, and land mobile applications on vessels and vehicles, including the award-winning TracPhone® and TracVision® product lines, the global mini-VSAT Broadband network, and AgilePlans™ Connectivity as a Service (CaaS). The company’s Videotel business is a market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training, and eLearning for the maritime industry, and its KVH Media Group provides news, sports, and entertainment content with such brands as NEWSlink™ and SPORTSlink™
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Cologne, Germany, 5 June 2018 – One of the leading Central European cable and satellite operators has successfully completed the testing of a hybrid last-mile broadband solution jointly provided by digital transformation leader Iskratel and Teleste, a specialist in broadband video and data communication systems and services.
TURKU, FINLAND – 5 June 2018 – Teleste Corporation today reveals that its Remote PHY-based intelligent node, AC9100 Neo RPD, has been implemented by Telia, a leading provider of broadband and telecommunications services in Finland. Teleste’s node is in operation in Telia’s live network alongside Cisco’s cBR-8 CCAP core. The implementation shows that the Remote PHY (R-PHY) distributed access technology today is ready for operators who wish to safely invest in future development of their networks and services.
“Our learnings prove that the Remote PHY technology fits extremely well with bringing the next-generation broadband services to our customers. As a service provider, our goal is to be ahead in utilizing the possibilities of the ongoing technology transformation to create an attractive customer experience and meet the customers’ future digital needs. We are pleased to note that the Remote PHY technology now provides us an exciting option to achieve our goal”, shares Sakari Kangasvieri, Department Manager for Telia.
Due to the active support of the vendor community and ongoing interoperability efforts, R-PHY technology has rapidly evolved as a solution for improved scale, flexibility and performance in cable access networks. With the technology, operators can significantly add performance to their networks in order to answer to the accelerating demand for more and more broadband speed and capacity.
“Today the Remote PHY technology is more than a promise; it is ready to deliver on its potential for the gigabit broadband service. As the technology has matured, we as vendors need to continue our efforts to ensure that operators are able to count on the interoperability of the R-PHY devices and CCAP cores to fully benefit from the technology’s potential and perform faster network roll-outs”, explains Olli Leppänen, Vice President of Distributed Access business for Teleste.
Telia’s implementation is one of the first in the cable industry and it paves the way for the next wave of technology transformation in cable networks: the distributed access architectures. Rolling out distributed access allows operators to monetize the constantly growing global Internet usage. In conjunction with higher performance, the distributed access networks will also bring operators significant benefits that include increased network reliability, better service quality and an engaging customer experience.
“Cisco fully supports systems interoperability and open standards–based software,” said Sean Welch, Vice President and General Manager of the Cable Access Business Unit, Cisco. “Telia’s implementation using the cBR-8 R-PHY CCAP core and AC9100 RPD demonstrates that distributed access architecture and the OpenRPD initiative are helping operators create multivendor networks with unmatched flexibility compared to closed, proprietary solutions.”
Teleste will showcase its R-PHY technology at ANGA COM 2018, taking place from 12 to 14 June in Cologne, Germany. Visitors to our stand, stand G31 in Hall 7, will be able to see a demonstration of the AC9100 Neo RPD, as well as the DAN300, the latest newcomer to our portfolio of R-PHY devices. DAN300 will also be put on display live at Cisco’s stand, stand E20, connected to the Cisco cBR-8 CCAP platform as a part of their Open RPD environment.