Gary C. Kessler

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Gary C. Kessler, Ph.D., CISSP is a professor of cybersecurity at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, holds a USCG MMC, and is a cybersecurity and digital forensics consultant and educator. More information can be found at https://garykessler.net.

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Cybersecurity and the "Return on Negligence"

By Gary C. Kessler 2018-10-12 11:20:39

In a recently released Fairplay/BIMCO/ABS maritime industry survey, nearly half of the 237 respondents reported that their company's annual cybersecurity budget is less than $10,000. Another quarter reported that the budget is between $10,000-50,000, and ten percent of the respondents spend more than $250,000. While there was no correlation provided between the expenditure and size of the company, it does beg the question of how an organization makes its spending decisions. Priority, of course, is given to those line items for...

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Web Site Security for Seaports and Shipping Lines

By Gary C. Kessler 2017-11-08 20:21:36

All of us use the Web and have typed in the now-familiar http:// prior to the address of a Web site. And most of us don't think too much about what that means. Sometimes we see a little lock icon in the browser's address bar and don't think too much about that, either, although we have a vague sense that this site is more secure than a site without a lock. Here are some of the basics of what this...

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