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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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.
19 Jan 2017
Vessels and terminals operating in the United States are under more pressure to report cyber threat activity to federal agencies through a new directive from the US Coast Guard.
30 Nov 2016
Avoiding another layer of costs for shipowners was part of the rationale for postponing mandatory requirements on cyber-risk management at the IMO.
10 Nov 2016
Oil and gas vessel and terminal operators can now access a voluntary cyber-security prototype for use in planning against a cyber attack.
19 Sep 2016
The results of the first maritime cyber-security survey conducted by IHS Fairplay in association with BIMCO are in and show that more than one in five respondents has been a victim of a cyber attack, but only 22% have ensured that employees have undergone cyber-security training.
Computer keyboard image
18 Sep 2016
As the threat of cyber-attack and hacking continues to hit the headlines, the marine insurance market is still significantly short of a solution.


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