Fortinet and Samsung team up for stronger maritime cybersecurity solution

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  • Fortinet and Samsung Heavy Industries partner to enhance maritime cybersecurity
  • Partnership aims to meet security standards set by the International Association of Classification Societies

Fortinet and Samsung Heavy Industries have joined forces to enhance maritime cybersecurity and meet the evolving security standards set by the International Association of Classification Societies. The partnership, highlighted during a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony, includes key representatives from both companies such as Michael Murphy from Fortinet and Jong-Ung Choi from Samsung Heavy Industries. The collaboration is in response to regulations adopted by IACS in April 2022, which mandate secure integration of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) equipment to safeguard ships from cyber threats. Fortinet will play a crucial role in designing robust cybersecurity solutions, optimizing existing platforms for maritime environments, and providing training to ensure compliance with the new regulations.

The partnership aims to strengthen global cooperation in maritime cybersecurity and expand the scope of OT security and digital innovation in the industry. Leveraging Fortinet’s OT Security Platform, the companies aim to fortify OT security across the Purdue model, ensuring visibility, network separation, endpoint protection, authentication, threat detection, and security operations. Samsung Heavy Industries, known for its technological innovations in shipbuilding, seeks to establish an innovative OT security system during construction, emphasizing the growing significance of cybersecurity in the maritime sector.

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