Multi-Layer Maritime CyberSecurity Ecosystem

Governor stands as a sophisticated multi-layer cybersecurity ecosystem tailored to safeguard vessels and support their managers in navigating the unexpected. Anchored on robust defense mechanisms, Governor offers network protection through enterprise-grade firewalls and intrusion detection systems, ensuring continuous monitoring of networks and systems for potential threats.

With Governor, ship managers can navigate the complexities of cybersecurity confidently, knowing their vessels are fortified against cyber threats and equipped with resilient measures to mitigate unforeseen disruptions effectively.


Hardware & Network Infrastructure

Network Protection

Establishment of a secure vessel network via the evo2 router enterprise grade firewall

Intrusion Detection System

24/7 monitoring of networks and systems to detect suspicious activity and known threats


Applications Protection

Web filtering, application filtering, antivirus policies, software patching

Risk Assessment

Comprehensive risk assessment to identify, prioritize, and develop appropriate responses

Marpoint support

Backup and Disaster Recovery

Business continuity is achieved through a cloud-based disaster recovery site

Keeping Seas and Systems Safe

The maritime industry, recognizing the susceptibility of ships and shipping to cyber threats, has united to devise Guidelines on Cyber Security onboard Ships, underpinned by key principles.

These guidelines prioritize fostering awareness of the safety, security, and commercial risks stemming from inadequate cybersecurity measures. They emphasize safeguarding shipboard IT infrastructure and connected equipment, establishing robust authentication and authorization systems to regulate user access effectively.

Securing Your Maritime Operations, One Layer at a Time

The Governor platform is a multi-layered cybersecurity ecosystem designed to safeguard your vessels and empower maritime managers to navigate the unexpected. Here’s how Governor keeps your operations running smoothly:

  • Fortress Firewall: Governor utilizes an enterprise-grade firewall, acting as the first line of defense against unauthorized access. This robust barrier shields your network from malicious intrusions.
  • Unwavering Vigilance: Continuous network and system monitoring is provided by Governor’s intrusion detection system. This watchful guardian identifies and alerts you to any suspicious activity, allowing for swift action.
  • Application Armor: Advanced application protection safeguards your systems from targeted attacks. Governor employs filtering techniques to block malicious content and ensures critical applications are shielded from harm.
  • Always Prepared: Governor understands the importance of being prepared for any eventuality. Backup and disaster recovery capabilities ensure a rapid return to normalcy in the event of a cyberattack or unforeseen system failure.

Security breaches & history lessons:

Safeguarding the Seas: A Maritime Cyber Risk Management Approach

The maritime sector adopts a comprehensive Cyber Risk Management approach to safeguard against the increasing threat of cyberattacks. This strategy encompasses proactive measures to identify, assess, and mitigate potential vulnerabilities within shipboard IT systems and communication networks. It involves continuous monitoring and assessment of cyber risks, employing robust cybersecurity protocols to protect critical infrastructure and sensitive data onboard vessels.

By prioritizing proactive risk management and fostering a culture of collaboration and information sharing, the maritime industry aims to enhance its resilience against cyber threats and maintain the safety, security, and integrity of maritime operations in an increasingly digitized world.


• Human Resource allocation/training
• Assets Segmentation
• Inventory remote monitoring/reporting
• Vulnerabilities & Threats Assessment
• ISO 27001 Certification


• Network protection – Firewall Rules
• VPN Interconnection
• Web Filtering/App Filtering
• Strong Endpoint Protection
• Ensure continuity of shipping operations


• OT/IT Assets anomalies remote alerting
• Intrusion detect systems
• Machine Learning Cyber Security for the EndPoint


• Client Virtualization for complete Systems' apps/files back up/recovery
• Cloud-based Back-up Infrastructure / IT Resilience
• Disaster Recovery contingency plans, Restoring cyber systems
• Cloud-Based Enterprise DR Site

Governor in action

The goal of both the IMO 2021 resolutions for vessel cybersecurity and the IACS Unified Requirements (URs) E26 & E27 is to significantly enhance the cybersecurity posture of the maritime industry.

The goal of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2021 resolutions for vessel cybersecurity is to enhance the resilience of maritime operations against cyber threats. Similarly, the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Unified Requirements (URs) E26 and E27 address cybersecurity for ships and shipboard systems. UR E26 focuses on the technical requirements for the design, implementation, and maintenance of cyber risk management systems onboard ships. Together, these regulations represent a significant step forward in safeguarding the maritime industry from cyber threats.

Governor allows you to perform the following tasks:

EVO2 Router


  • Enterprise-Grade Firewall
  • Restrictions implementation
  • Block traffic
  • Web DNS filtering
  • Application Filtering
  • Secure VPN interconnection

UNI VM/Managed IT Services


  • Hosting of vessel applications in a Virtual environment
  • Incremental crash backup and file recovery
  • Real-time monitoring of critical devices, assets, or data
  • Software patching
ESET Endpoint Protection
  • Client Anstispam/Client Firewall
  • Decline patches/applications
  • Lock USB ports per endpoint
  • Cloud Hosting Management Portal
Cloud Back Up & Disaster Recovery
  • Business Continuity via an Enterprise Disaster Recovery Site
  • Security of Terrestrial Network

Why Choose a Cybersecurity-Conscious Partner?

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) emphasizes the importance of robust cybersecurity throughout the maritime supply chain. As outlined in “The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships,” vulnerabilities in a supplier’s systems can compromise your entire operation.

Marpoint is certified by ISO/IEC 27001, a globally recognized standard for information security management systems (ISMS). This certification demonstrates our robust approach to data protection, ensuring that your information remains:

  • Confidential: Accessible only to authorized personnel.
  • Integral: Maintained with accuracy and completeness.
  • Available: Accessible to authorized users when needed.

Furthermore, Marpoint is a certified service supplier by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). This signifies our commitment to exceeding industry expectations by ensuring the security of our products and services.

By partnering with Marpoint, you gain peace of mind knowing you’re working with a company dedicated to the highest cybersecurity standards. This not only protects your own data but also minimizes the risk of cyberattacks affecting your vessels’ operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems.

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