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

Stock photo of a cyber attack as shown on a computer monitor
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.
cyber attack
20 Feb 2018
The main threat to shipping from cyber attackers coms from those aiming to make financial gain, says expert.
cyber security
11 Jan 2018
Sixty-nine percent of the survey respondents said that their IT systems had been attacked in the previous 12 months.
Screen showing the message 'attack successful'
04 Dec 2017
Ships will remain sitting ducks for hackers unless onboard systems are made more resilient
Clarksons CEO Andi Case
30 Nov 2017
The latest attack was a targeted incident in which a single-user account was used to gain unauthorised access to the company’s computer systems.
10 Nov 2017
Rory Macfarlane, partner at Ince & Co in Hong Kong, told Fairplay that in many ways the shipping and logistics sector finds itself more exposed to cyber threats than any other industry.


Ownership tie-ups can be good for the drive toward digitalisation but bad for cyber security.