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Epsco-Ra unveils the next-generation of shipboard cybersecurity

Cyprus-based cybersecurity specialist Epsco-Ra Security Systems has developed a comprehensive and thorough cyber security solution that would protect shipping company networks way beyond the standards required by IMO.

Epsco-Ra has unveiled its next-generation network monitoring, vulnerability detection and security management solution as cyber threats to shipping companies are compounding.

Ra Endpoint Detection & Response (RaEDR) service is a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) application, configured specifically for low bandwidth connectivity encountered across merchant shipping fleets, and for enhanced security required in offshore and passenger shipping sectors.

RaEDR delivers a significant approach to security event monitoring, vulnerability management and security configuration management. The managed service secures all systems on ships and in company offices linked to the internet and identifies potential for security breaches and cyber vulnerabilities. Giving shipping companies 24/7 security monitoring and protection including against emerging threats, hackers and vindictive viruses, RaEDR starts improving shipping cybersecurity from the moment it is remotely deployed by identifying vulnerabilities on end-points throughout a network.

RaEDR as an agent-based solution, is downloaded then installed on to onboard computers and supported by a cloud-hosted back-end. It provides managers with a deep and rich view of onboard IT environments, providing real-time information on digital dashboards and diagnosing cyber issues.

RaEDR can be installed remotely on any computers linked to the internet or onboard server, whether they are wired or wireless – as long as the agent can communicate with the cloud back-end. Very small bandwidth is required, as low as 12 MB/day (per ship) and the frequency of scanning can be tuned up or down depending on the shipboard satellite link. Updates to the agents are handled remotely by Epsco-Ra.