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

cyber security
11 Jan 2018
Sixty-nine percent of the survey respondents said that their IT systems had been attacked in the previous 12 months.
Screen showing the message 'attack successful'
04 Dec 2017
Ships will remain sitting ducks for hackers unless onboard systems are made more resilient
Clarksons CEO Andi Case
30 Nov 2017
The latest attack was a targeted incident in which a single-user account was used to gain unauthorised access to the company’s computer systems.
10 Nov 2017
Rory Macfarlane, partner at Ince & Co in Hong Kong, told Fairplay that in many ways the shipping and logistics sector finds itself more exposed to cyber threats than any other industry.
Maersk Line
09 Nov 2017
The Danish operator’s third quarter results show a nearly 20% increase in the number of ships chartered, from 325 in the third quarter of 2016 to 383 in the same period this year.
Maersk Line ship
07 Nov 2017
Maersk Line in the black despite cyber attack impact, but parent slides into the red.


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.