Cybersecurity

SPO

Cybersecurity



SPO takes these risks seriously and has identified Cybersecurity as a material issue for business. We have a Cybersecurity and Information Classification Policy in place and recognise the importance of cybersecurity for both our offices and our vessels.


SPO takes these risks seriously and has identified Cybersecurity as a material issue for business. We have a Cybersecurity and Information Classification Policy in place and recognise the importance of cybersecurity for both our offices and our vessels.


Cyber threats are evolving and changing rapidly. The "human factor" remains a vulnerable spot, where cyber-criminals typically perform spear phishing to gain access to the network during this first stage of the attack.


SPO prioritisation towards addressing all cyber risks remain, with the focus on:


  • 1st Our People
  • 2nd Our Processes, and
  • 3rd Our Technologies

Phishing remains the number one method for cyber-criminals and breaches are often caused by negligence of employees who fall prey to phishing emails.


Cybersecurity education and awareness for all our employees at shore and sea continues, which cover current and emerging threats: educating our employees on ways to identify potential cyber threats, staying safe online, and emphasising reporting of any suspicious articles.


We regularly review our infrastructure security by conducting periodic assessments to identify weak areas and vulnerabilities towards emerging threats.


In 2020, we conducted Penetration Testing.* The result of the assessment was "satisfactory"; however, we will continue to work on strengthening our identified areas to ensure our risks are continuously mitigated, as it may only take one failure to compromise all our systems. SPO continues to invest in cybersecurity technologies and solutions to ensure the organisation has in-depth cyber defence.


*A penetration test is a simulated cyberattack against a computer system to check for exploitable vulnerabilities.


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Cybersecurity education and awareness for all our employees at shore and sea continues, which cover current and emerging threats.

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