Cydome: Next-Gen Cybersecurity for the Maritime Industry

Avital Sincai, Co-Founder and COO, CydomeAvital Sincai, Co-Founder and COO
In today’s hyperconnected world, it is interesting to note that 80 percent of global trade depends on maritime transport. If Ever Given’s obstruction of the Suez Canal earlier this year was able to cause over nine billion dollars’ worth of trade to come to a halt in just six days, guaranteeing the safety of vessels and their cargo against any kind of threat is quickly becoming an absolute necessity. In addition to the real-world challenges that ship operators and managers face each day, the virtual risks of cybercrime and cyberattacks are on the rise as several core processes like logistics and fleet management have currently integrated various technologies to help boost productivity. These new threats imply significant damages to maritime companies as well as the global economy at large. Implementing the latest preventative measures is the need of the hour, and Cydome—a leading maritime cybersecurity solutions company—offers the most advanced technology specifically designed to fend off cybercrime on and offshore.

Based out of Tel Aviv, Cydome provides end-to-end protection for a client’s IT and operational assets while conforming to all international regulatory guidelines. It houses a team of industry specialists, ex-naval officers, and cybersecurity experts who speak the maritime language fluently, allowing Cydome to truly understand the requirements of companies in the field. “With our experienced group of professionals, we address the specific and unique problems of cyberattacks at sea; particularly, from the point of view of fleet and ship managers,” expresses Avital Sincai, Co-founder and COO of Cydome. The company caters to fleets, offshore facilities, and ports with its comprehensive cybersecurity suite that eliminates the shortcomings related to off-the-shelf products. It provides a complete, real-time map of assets throughout a client’s network, leaving no blind spots.
Furthermore, Cydome designed its solution to conduct automated, built-in cybersecurity check-ups that effectively validate ongoing compliance with international maritime regulations to avoid any and all unwarranted complications.

We want to be the backbone of cybersecurity for shipping companies sailing across any ocean

The company also goes the extra mile to bolster its solution suite’s ease-of-use by ensuring the product is self-deployable. With a few simple instructions from team Cydome, fleet and ship managers can set it up quickly, avoiding any downtime. “We make sure that our clients feel confident, facing no hassles in obtaining complete visibility of all operations throughout their ports or vessels,” states Avital. Cydome is passionate about its mission to safeguard the operation of maritime organizations and thus investigates various problem areas, tailors a custom cybersecurity solution that is efficient and affordable, and supports clients with additional advisory services. “Protecting the vessel as a whole is a real challenge. We provide the complete cyber coverage, avoiding unwarranted situations that could arise from a lack of IT personnel onboard or losing communication,” explains Avital. Cydome’s solutions have also been extremely successful in reducing the vulnerabilities in the onshore and offshore IT and OT activities for all players in the maritime.

Cydome’s technologies quite literally fortify every piece of equipment, and the hundreds of connected devices onboard, all the while providing clients with fleet-wide monitoring and onboard response insights in real-time. This empowers fleet managers and ship operators to proactively mitigate any cyber or regulatory risk to their systems and cargo.

With such an intuitively designed product, and owing to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) recent decree for all ships to include stringent cyber risk management practices, Cydome stands as one of the most promising cybersecurity solution providers today. Having won many awards for its technology, the company is gearing up to revolutionize the efficiency and safety of maritime businesses everywhere, with plans of opening offices in Singapore, the UK, and the US. “We want to be the backbone of cybersecurity for shipping companies sailing across any ocean,” concludes Avital.
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Cydome

Company
Cydome

Headquarters
Tel Aviv, Israel

Management
Avital Sincai, Co-Founder and COO

Description
Cydome provides Cyber Security coverage for protecting IT & Operational Assets while assuring their readiness for regulatory inspections. It houses a team of industry specialists, ex-naval officers, and cybersecurity experts who speak the maritime language fluently, allowing Cydome to truly understand the requirements of companies in the field. The company caters to fleets, offshore facilities, and ports with its comprehensive cybersecurity suite that eliminates the shortcomings of off-the-shelf products. It provides a complete, real-time map of assets throughout a client’s network, leaving no blind spots. Furthermore, Cydome designed its solution to conduct automated, built-in cybersecurity check-ups that effectively validate ongoing compliance with international maritime regulations to avoid any and all unwarranted complications