Cyber security

Cyber security – the protection of systems, networks and data – needs greater attention from all maritime interests. Digitisation and the drive for automation means cyber security will become more critical as these technological developments provide new opportunties and sources of efficiency for shipping organisations of all sizes, but this technology also brings unprecedented threats. 

News & Analysis

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28 Mar 2018
Ahead of the increasing awareness about the risks of maritime cyber attacks and vulnerabilities in the shipping industry, necessary safeguards should be developed and implemented based on the risk assessment.
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01 Mar 2018
With the recent IBM/Maersk joint venture looking to integrate blockchain into the supply chain, some are questioning whether shipping is prepared for such a technological revolution.
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01 Mar 2018
Bimco has said it is working on a cyber-contract clause with shipowners to drive greater certainity in marine insurance
27 Feb 2018
With the recent ransomware attack on Maersk Line, KR shipping will be installing cyber security services on all its vessels.
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20 Feb 2018
The main threat to shipping from cyber attackers coms from those aiming to make financial gain, says expert.
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11 Jan 2018
Sixty-nine percent of the survey respondents said that their IT systems had been attacked in the previous 12 months.


It may make you ‘wannacry’, but the issue of cyber security is firmly on the global agenda. Shipping take note: Business leaders have pinpointed cyber as the risk likely to get worse in 2018.