LR warns of marine IT risks

Lloyd’s Register Marine addressed the London Joint Hull Committee.

LR warns of the risks associated with marine information technology

Speaking yesterday at Lloyd’s of London, Bernard Twomey and Jonathan Earthy of Lloyd’s Register Marine addressed the London Joint Hull Committee on the risks associated with marine technology.

Following their successful presentation on 16 April 2014 to the the Lloyd’s Market Association Marine Forum titled: ‘Cyber: Marine Risk and Potential Impact’ the Joint Hull Committee invited Bernard and Jonathan to discuss the risk issues in more detail, and how those issues impact/could impact vessel operation and safety specifically.

They explained that the threat to the marine sector – from malicious attacks on systems and organisations via information technology – is real. But cyber losses may also be related to the use or misuse of systems which contain software as a significant component for their effectiveness and safety.

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