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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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  
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.
Maersk Line
09 Nov 2017
The Danish operator’s third quarter results show a nearly 20% increase in the number of ships chartered, from 325 in the third quarter of 2016 to 383 in the same period this year.
Maersk Line ship
07 Nov 2017
Maersk Line in the black despite cyber attack impact, but parent slides into the red.
Cyber security image
05 Nov 2017
Hired hackers fail to penetrate Rolls-Royce's new Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification module, which the company has developed and added to its Energy Management System.


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

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