Navarino introduces Angel Office, extending Angel’s cyber security protection to ship operator’s onshore infrastructure

Feb 7, 2021 | Latest News

As shipping company’s fleets become increasingly office-like in their operations, communication and cohesion between onshore / offshore activities has expanded and evolved. This means greater care is needed to protect the infrastructure pervading the entirety of fleet operations, both onboard and in-office.

Powered by Neurosoft, Angel Office is an advanced 24/7 Cyber Security Defense Centre which monitors, detects, responds and analyses cyber threats and attacks.

Angel Office follows a holistic approach to Cyber Defense, through a number of cybersecurity modules for proactive threat hunting, advanced digital forensic analysis, cyber threat intelligence, vulnerability research and advanced deception technologies, which are specifically catered to each organization’s needs to further enhance their security defense.

Angel Office uses state-of-the-art security solutions such as IBM QRadar and IBM Resilient, with standardized methodologies and is supported by a team of highly skilled cyber security analysts and security professionals.

The new service embeds an award-winning Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) Platform, for orchestrating and automating incident response processes. This Security Incident Response Platform (SIRP) enables teams to analyze, respond to and mitigate incidents faster, smarter and more efficiently. The latest innovation to SOAR platform Dynamic Playbooks, provides Angel Office team with the agility, intelligence, and  sophistication needed to contend with complex cyber-attacks, which are becoming more and more prevalent across the maritime industry.

Maritime cyber attacks have increased by 900% in just 3 years, with more than 310 reported significant OT attacks last year—up from 50 in 2017. Hackers have now realized the full potential of exploiting and attacking the what was previously an undefended technology haven. However, shipping and its cyber defenses after fast evolving. Along with this evolution are the new IMO cyber regulations released in January of 2021, making services such as Angel Office vital to both the protection of fleets and regulatory compliance.