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

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  
Marine insurance industry concerned about the scale of loss were there to be a cyber attack on a port.
03 Mar 2017
A range of new cyber risk models created as insurers look to manage the exposures of major attacks on key infrastructure and industry.
28 Feb 2017
An optional class notation offered by ABS can help shipowners evaluate vessel cyber risk as hacking vulnerabilities increase. 
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.


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