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KVH Now Offers a Maritime VSAT Cybersecurity Strategy

By | June 6, 2018
KVH Industries announced the 6-Level Cybersecurity for maritime

KVH Industries announced the 6-Level Cybersecurity group of initiatives to curb cybersecurity risk to the KVH hardware and maritime VSAT network . Photo Credit: KVH

KVH Industries has 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.

A key level of KVH’s cybersecurity strategy addresses seafarer training, as many incidents can begin unknowingly with the crew. Effective this month, all vessels subscribing to KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband 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 Baltic and International Maritime Council (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 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.