Dean Shoultz Appears as SOCP Panelist

October 3, 2016

MarineCFO CTO Speaks on Cybersecurity Risks

September 29, 2016 (New Orleans) - MarineCFO, the Houma-based maritime technology thought leader, confirmed their Chief Technology Officer, Dean Shoultz, has been invited to participate in panel discussions during the Ship Owners’ Cooperative Program (SOCP) Fall Meeting on October 6, in Houston.  Mr. Shoultz will join with other industry experts in addressing “What Do We Do to Prevent Cyber Intrusions.”

Mr. Shoultz, a leading figure in marine technology circles, has more recently become a vocal advocate for commercial cyber security solutions which support the burgeoning maritime technology footprint.

“Cyber security risk management should be part of every maritime Safety Management System and Security Plan.  In practical terms, shipboard technologies should be engineered to perform continuous cyber risk assessments and to raise the alarm in the event of a system compromise,” Shoultz said.

Although MarineCFO, and Shoultz in particular, have received much attention for their cutting edge Vessel 365 SubChapter M recordkeeping solution released in July, 2016 there has been an increasing concern focused on cyber vulnerabilities posed by the proliferation of shipboard technologies.

“Technology brings both risk and reward.  Vessel owners are best advised to maintain their technology solutions with the same care and diligence with which they maintain any other onboard essential or critical system,” Shoultz explained, “Cyber security and software updates are as vital to computer performance as regular oil changes and overhauls are to the longevity of a main engine.”

About MarineCFO
MarineCFO provides technology leadership and digital transformation solutions to the maritime industry, enabling our customers to operate more safely, securely, and profitably.

To learn more or schedule a live demo, please contact: sales@MarineCFO.com

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