I have software to protect my vessels but what about the human factor. How can I protect from phishing and social engineering attacks?


Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal data, including login credentials and bank details. It happens when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, tricks a victim into opening an email. The recipient is then tricked into opening a malicious link or responding with sensitive information, which can lead to the installation of malware, the freezing of the system or the revealing of sensitive information. An attack can lead to devastating results.

GTMailPlus contains anti-phishing functionality to help protect your vessels and delivers comprehensive protection against the latest type of email social engineering attacks. However, hackers are constantly trying to come up with new ways to outwit software so crew cannot afford to become complacent.

Free Phishing Penetration Test

To help ensure staff know what to do if they spot a potential phishing attempt, we provide a free phishing penetration test to all GTMailPlus customers. The test allows customers to send emails to their vessels to test the vigilance of their crew in spotting phishing attempts. To find out more and take up the offer of a free penetration test and to read our case study click here.

How can GTMaritime protect my vessels?


The IMO states ‘ Cyber risk management means the process of identifying, analysing, assessing and communicating a cyber-related risk and accepting, avoiding, transferring or mitigating it to an acceptable level, considering costs and benefits of actions taken to stakeholders

The overall goal is to support safe and secure shipping, which is operationally resilient to cyber risks.’

Cyber security is a key focus for all our products which is why we ensure all data transferred within our maritime communication and data solutions is sent with end to end encryption. We also have cyber security features included as standard at no extra cost.

Our suite of maritime communication and data solutions includes our fully secure email solutions GTMailPlus and GTSeaMail, GTSentinel for endpoint protection and providing a free Phishing Pen Testing.


We also have a new range of products which operate on our FastNet platform. These include GTDeploy, a patch management solution and GTReplicate to allow you to configure, monitor and execute simultaneous file transfer tasks from a central location.


For more information on all our solutions, their security features and how they can help protect your vessels click here or speak to your regional Head of Sales.