GTMaritime Download; Issue 2

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Issue 2
June 2020

Welcome to the second edition of the GTMaritime Download, our regular newsletter keeping you up to speed with latest developments at GTMaritime.

Our primary intention is to update you on the GTMaritime services you’re currently using and tell you about the latest additions to our expanding portfolio. We will also offer sneak previews of forthcoming solutions that will help you manage cybersecurity and control ship/shore data flows across your fleet. We always enjoy hearing from our maritime customers globally, so do get in touch if you have any comments or feedback on this content.

GTDeploy simplifies the roll-out of security updates

Hackers actively exploit the lack of urgency given by organisations to updating software, even though software patch management can be as vital to cyber-risk management as overtly defensive measures. GTDeploy automatically delivers security updates to ships wherever they are in the world ‘in the background’ without requiring intervention by IT staff or distracting crew. READ MORE

GTNews4Crew brings reliable, local news to seafarers

At a time when access to news from trustworthy sources is more important than ever, GTMaritime is introducing a highly customisable, multilingual news distribution service. GTNews4Crew allows vessel owners and operators to boost morale by helping sea-staff stay up-to-date on events unfolding in their home countries from ship PCs or their own devices – without squandering bandwidth.  READ MORE

The GT Maritime story: Past, present and future

Our CEO Robert Kenworthy chronicles the sweeping changes in the maritime communication landscape over the decades and how these trends culminated in the birth of GTMaritime. Drawing from key episodes in his career, he sheds light on the core values and principles that have made GTMaritime what it is today and continue to guide the company’s transition to the age of data. READ MORE

Seafarers have never felt more isolated – or neglected

For seafarers, isolation is nothing new. They are usually away for four months at a time and they work hard in the knowledge that at the end of their stint, they can return to their loved ones. But Covid-19 restrictions have undermined the certainty of that reunion. Surely our seafarers deserve better, writes GTMaritime CEO Robert Kenworthy. READ MORE

Video: Cybersecurity boils down to three things

Mike McNally cuts through the white noise surrounding the maritime cybersecurity debate in the latest addition to our growing collection of video shorts cross-posted on YouTube, Vimeo and the GTMaritime Partner Portal. Good cybersecurity, he explains, ultimately comes down to three things: systematic software management; safeguards against electronic frequency attacks; and procedures for physical protection. READ MORE

Apply for certified status to demonstrate your GTMaritime expertise

GTMaritime has launched a training and certification programme for our partner resellers aimed at building their technical understanding of our solutions including GTMailPlus, GTSentinel and GTSeaMail so that they can engage with customers confidently and knowledgeably, as part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining consistent quality across the board. READ MORE

Growth in AsiaPac region called for a Singapore team expansion 

With a rapidly growing client base across the Asia Pacific region, it was time for GTMaritime to expand its Singapore family, so we recently appointed two new staff to the local office: Bennerick Samson as Technical Sales Engineer and Larry Tan as a second Customer Support Specialist.  They will work with our veteran Customer Support Specialist, Sabrina Zeckiriah. READ MORE

Cutting through baffling cybersecurity jargon

Do you know the difference between a denial of service attack and a logic-bomb? Between spear-phishing and whaling? A whole dictionary of specialised terminology has grown up to describe the different ways computer systems, networks, and indeed their users, can be infiltrated and manipulated by malicious actors. We explain some of the more prevalent techniques out there. READ MORE