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Orolia and Saab collaborate on Navigational Cyber Security

12 June 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Thomas Wakelin
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Orolia and Saab are collaborating on a suite of technologies that detect and mitigate cyber-attacks on navigation systems onshore or on vessels. Together, they will showcase Saab’s AIS and GNSS navigation systems, alongside Orolia’s SecureSync Maritime Navigation Protection System (M-SecureSync), at this year’s Nor-Shipping in Oslo.

As the 2021 deadline for the International Maritime Organisation’s ‘Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems’ mandate draws nearer, it is important that the entire vessel management ecosystem, from port coordination to critical bridge systems, includes protection of navigation. This is done by verifying the source and validity of position and timing data, as well as mitigating false data.

Orolia’s M-SecureSync employs various technologies to detect and resist GNSS jamming and spoofing attacks, and alert the bridge to potential discrepancies in the navigation signals. It offers multi-layered protection that will be integrated into Saab’s navigation solutions. Saab’s Control and Display Unit (CDU) will act as the indicator for the Officer of the Watch and corresponding Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). The system warns the user of compromised data and stores it for later analysis and product improvement.

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