Critical cyber security weakness revealed

Junior staff in port operations are a crushing weak spot for ports as they look to build up their cyber security resilience, a specialist has warned.

Protection Group International senior cyber threat analyst Olly Jones has told Port Strategy that “malicious actors will intentionally target junior staff who may not be expecting to be the focus of a targeted intrusion”.

Port management may mistakenly believe that attackers are only interested in network administrators or senior-level executives.

Making his comments in a feature coming out in the November issue of Port Strategy, Mr Jones added that while responsibility for the procurement and implementation of technical defences and security processes should still rest within IT teams, “it is the responsibility of every employee to ensure that their online activity does not threaten the security and integrity of their organisation's systems”.

He advises ports improve their employees’ cyber hygiene as building an awareness of basic social engineering techniques can defeat an estimated 80%–90% of cyber threats.

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