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
USCG's Paul Thomas
21 Mar 2017
New guidance on cyber risk management coming from the US Coast Guard aimed specifically at terminal operators could be a guide for vessel operators looking to install a cyber risk management scheme through their safety management systems.
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.


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