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Ransomware: The IT Danger on the Horizon

“Evasive Threats, Pervasive Effects,”  Trend Micro recorded a 77% uptick in ransomware attacks between the second half of 2018 and the first half of 2019, and it’s clear that this threat will only get worse.So how does this affect the maritime industry? And how should a global business network struggling with technology integration across the board deal with this aggressive mode of attack?Over the last 10 years, the integration of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems in the maritime environment has accelerated dramatically. Onboard ships, modern network

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AREG Membership on the Rise

. We’ve made some important contacts, had the opportunity to present our technology at their events and been given the chance to get involved in projects that are in line with our business strategy to grow in this market.”Earlier this year, AREG entered into a partnership with The Business Network for Offshore Wind in the United States giving offshore wind related members the opportunity to collaborate and pursue commercial, strategic and policy interests in the U.S. and the U.K.AREG is also a key member of the Europe Leading Blue Energy (ELBE) project, which seeks to position Europe

A turbine at the Hywind Scotland floating wind farm offshore Scotland (Photo: Arne Reidar Mortensen / Statoil)

Top Five Trends in Offshore Wind

state policy commitments have led to increased confidence in the nation’s offshore wind market.In the U.S., a total potential capacity of more than 54GW of wind energy generation is currently being planned, with a total capital investment of over $1.5 trillion by 2030, according to the Business Network for Offshore Wind. Most coastal states have at least one planned offshore wind project in the pipeline, with several states having enacted new policy or bolstered their existing policy to support project development.5. The Future is FloatingOnce written off as infeasible, floating offshore wind

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US Offshore Wind Faces Pushback from Fishing Groups

December 15, when a petition to delay the auction was presented to the federal court. The U.S Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management (BOEM) requires an extensive stakeholder marine spatial planning process that de-conflicts the wind energy area prior to the Point of Sale Notice (PSN).  The Business Network for Offshore Wind, a business network that aims to help usher the U.S. into the offshore wind market, said it believes addressing stakeholder conflicts throughout the offshore wind development process is critical. The Network and its members say they are committed to meeting all local, state

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Partnership Aims to Accelerate US Offshore Wind Ambitions

The U.K.-based Carbon Trust and the U.S.-based offshore wind supply chain organization Business Network for Offshore Wind have entered an agreement which will see them collaborate to support the development of the offshore wind sector in North America. To underpin this commitment the organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which details activities that the Carbon Trust and the Business Network for Offshore Wind will focus on over the next year to support and accelerate the deployment of offshore wind in the U.S. Initial areas of interest will include offshore wind measurement

Jorge Sendagorta given the Bizkaia Sarean business award for his career achievements and named Honorary Consul of Bilbao by the Bilbao Chamber of Commerce.

SENER's Chairman Receives 2 New Recognitions

  The Chairman of the engineering and technology group SENER, Jorge Sendagorta, has received the Bizkaia Sarean award in recognition of his career achievements. This is one of the Bizkaia Sarean awards, given by the Association for Promotion of Biscay Business Network, BizkaiRed, which highlight the work of executives, companies and institutions in the Biscay province. The fourth edition of these awards also recognized the Director General of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the University of Deusto, the Bilbao Chamber of Commerce, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, the LandArt Bilbao Foundation and the

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