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. 

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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  
Carnival cyber-security chief Gary Eppinger. Credit: Carnival Corp
22 Jan 2016
The focus on cruise cyber-security threats has never been greater and shipboard system upgrades are under way to protect cruising against hacker attacks.
04 Jan 2016
Five carrier organisations have issued the first guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of cyberattacks against ships. BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, and CLIA, announced on 4 January that their jointly published “Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships” will help prevent catastrophes resulting from cyber incidents.
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15 Dec 2015
The threat to ship safety from cyber attack has led the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to expand its maritime remit beyond hull and machinery to cyber safety. Describing cyber safety as the ‘third pillar’ of class society oversight, IACS chairman Christopher Wiernicki has been promoting this focus, and said he wanted to create a “cyber system safety framework”.
08 Oct 2015
Specialist cyber-security product manufacturer LightCyber has told IHS Maritime that shipping needs a new approach to cyber security.


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

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