From: Network World


After running spot checks, a maritime cybersecurity firm found 37% of servers running Microsoft did not patch in April and are vulnerable to attack.

A recent Department of Homeland Inspector General report (pdf) focused mostly on U.S. Coast Guard insider threats, stating, “Trusted insiders could use their access or insider knowledge to exploit USCG’s physical and technical vulnerabilities with the intent to cause harm.”


But a real current threat, according to CyberKeel, a Copenhagen-based firm which focuses on maritime cybersecurity, is unpatched servers running Microsoft that attackers could exploit to take control of the servers. Although Microsoft released a patch in April, spot checks at 50 different maritime sites reveals that 37% of the servers running Microsoft were still vulnerable because they had not been patched.

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