On Jan. 29, 2015, health benefits provider Anthem, Inc. discovered that its IT systems had been hit with an advanced persistent threat (APT) designed to exfiltrate data. The cyber attack exposed the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of almost 79 million people, making it the largest healthcare data breach in history.
In previous posts we’ve been talking about cybersecurity in the marine industry. Malware could disrupt or disable the onboard systems in increasingly high-tech vessels. Far more likely are attacks targeting end-user devices that could result in costly IT system downtime or a data breach. In light of these risks, operators of maritime and inland marine vessels should implement a layered security approach that incorporates network and end-user security.