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
A data screen depicting a cyber threat
23 Jul 2018
The International Underwriting Association’s Cyber Underwriting Group has published a new report on cyber threats finding that coverage is not straightforward.
Hacker breaks into data servers and infects their system with a virus.
09 Jul 2018
The shipping industry should be anticipating and preparing to deal with emerging cyber threats.
Data on computer screen
04 Jul 2018
Shipping companies that handle more than 5 million tonnes of freight annually at UK ports are likely to find themselves on the Operators of Essential Services list, meaning they will need to comply with stringent cyber security rules.
15 Jun 2018
Support is gathering for a risk-based approach to protect against cyber attacks that threaten the digital development of shipping
An abstract design of a terminal display, warning about a cyber attack.
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.


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