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

19 Nov 2018
Perth-based shipbuilder supplying US and Australian defence forces has come under attack. Credit: Shutterstock
vessel systems
21 Sep 2018
Respondents to Fairplay’s latest exclusive survey report a decline in incidents, but malware attacks and credential theft remain a major concern as shipowners and their crews continue to bolster defences  
21 Sep 2018
Shipping must wake up to cyber threats to their operational technology and how their onshore staff and experts can ensure vessels and companies are cyber-resilient
Stock photo of a cyber attack as shown on a computer monitor
10 Sep 2018
A senior insurance figure warned that cyber attacks now present a serious threat to the global supply chain in which the maritime industry plays a pivotal role.
Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela
26 Jul 2018
Vessels operated by the Shanghai-based company could be indirectly affected by a hack into a US communications network. 
COSCO Shipping
24 Jul 2018
The incident affecting its US operations is the latest of several service issues plaguing the box line.


Fairplay survey results shows that shipping is discounting the cost of a cyber incident

More Commentary