Monthly Archives: April 2018

PGI Cyber Bytes

30th Apr 2018
Cyber Security doesn’t need to be complicated, so to ease us into the new year, how about we go back to basics with the language of cyber. We cant all be tech savvy… or can we? We will be sharing with you the down to earth A-Z of Cyber Security, so if you want to know your Antivirus from your Antispam, this series of articles are just for you! Encryption The process of scrambling a message or data as part of cryptography is called encryption. This is what makes the message impossible to read unless you know how to unscramble it using decryption. As the years have gone by this process has become more and more complicated, and there is heavy reliance on computing power and very… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

25th Apr 2018
PGI Risk Portal Maritime Security Report  highlighting  key industry-specific incidents covered by PGI's team of risk analysts during the past week: Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE trial     Indonesia: Robbers steal ship's properties at Samarinda 19 April Crew on board a bulk carrier anchored at Muara Berau Anchorage off Samarinda discovered that ship's stores had been stolen from the forecastle during rounds at 0600 hrs local time. The forecastle… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

18th Apr 2018
Highlights key industry-specific incidents covered by PGI's team of risk analysts during the past week: PGI Risk Portal  Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE trial   Bangladesh: Robbers board tanker at Chittagong Anchorage 12 April According to a late report, three robbers armed with a metal rod boarded a product tanker anchored in Chittagong Anchorage at 1035 hrs local time. Crew sighted the robbers, who had arrived at the… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

11th Apr 2018
PGI Risk Portal  Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE trial Yemen: Vessel fires warning shots at skiffs in Bab el Mandeb 8 April A vessel's on board security team fired warning shots after three white-hulled skiffs, each with seven to eight persons on board, approached the ship in the Bab el Mandeb off Yemen at 1034 hrs local time. Weapons were sighted on two… Read More

Catamaran Reports Suspicious Approach

11th Apr 2018
DateTime: 05/04/2018 18:30:00 UTC Area: Asia Status: APPROACH Lat: 17°15'7 N Lon: 111°16'3 E Detail: While sailing, a small ship Hong Lrut with two persons on board approached the catamaran at high speed (approximately 15 knots) within 200 nm and turned parallel to Swiss Prestige at 0230 LT in position 17:15.7N - 111:16.3E, South China Sea. The catamaran made a “mayday” distress call via VHF Channel 16 and increased her speed to 8 knots. The suspect ship moved away from the catamaran but continued on parallel course. A cruise liner, Diamond Princess responded to the mayday call and moved to the location. Swiss Prestige communicated with Diamond Princess that Falmouth MRCC had been informed. The suspect ship began to move away and depart from… Read More

UKMTO Advisory Notice Suspicious Approach

10th Apr 2018
DateTime: 08/04/2018 07:24:00 UTC Area: Horn of Africa Status: APPROACH Lat: 12°34'0 N Lon: 43°22'0 E Detail: Underway tanker approached by two skiffs at 0724 UTC in position 12:34N – 043:22E, Bab el Mandeb TSS, Southern Red Sea. Skiffs approached on the starboard and port sides, Vessel sounded alarm, and embarked AST fired flares and warning shots, displaying weapons. Two more skiffs sighted 20 mins later. Further warning shots fired resulting in skiffs stopping and turning away. Reported (Sources) 8 Apr. Source: UNID: 5390 Action: NEW Reported By: OL BRAVO   For more information on the exclusive services Halcyon Super Yacht Security provide click here Read More

PGI Monthly Cyber Bytes

5th Apr 2018
  • Dark Web • Data Centre • DDoS • Deep Web • Decryption • DOS Read the full description here Missed A-C? Find them on our website "Thieves made off with usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords. Health and fitness app MyFitnessPal has been hit by one of the biggest data breaches in history, after cyber thieves made off with the personal data of around 150 million users. Under Armour, the activewear brand that owns and operates the app, confirmed last week that usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords were all stolen in the breach. The company has said that the majority of the affected passwords were encrypted with the Bcrypt algorithm, which has a good reputation for security. The breach occurred in February and was detected on 25 March. MyFitnessPal has… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

4th Apr 2018
PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE trial     Yemen: Pirates open fire on tanker in Gulf of Aden 31 March Four armed pirates in two skiffs came within 100 m of a tanker in the Gulf of Aden before opening fire on the vessel at 0820 hrs local time. The embarked armed security team returned fire, prompting the pirates to abort the… Read More