Major Ports asked to undertake cyber security audit

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 31-07-2017        Tweet

NEW DELHI: Following a global cyber attack on the Maersk & APM Terminals, Major Ports have been advised to coordinate with National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC) for cyber security audit, P Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Shipping, stated in Parliament.

This attack had affected all the facilities of APM Maersk Group in Europe and in India, which has its corporate office in Copenhagen and central IT infrastructure at The Hague, it added.

NCSC has been requested to hold sensitisation workshop to help frame appropriate draft guidelines with respect to Cyber Security to be implemented by the ports, it added.

The Arnold Peter Moller (APM) Maersk Terminal, one of the four container terminals operating at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), reported a cyber attack on their Terminal Operating System on June 27.

However, the APM Terminal achieved normal performance parameters from the evening of July 4.

The other three container terminals at JNPT were not impacted by the malware attack and continued to function normally.

In addition, to prevent Ransomware attacks, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology also issued an advisory regarding detection and prevention of Petya Ransomware on its website on June 27.