Cyber threats to shipping

Industry still lags behind in cyber-security awareness.

Aronnax: Don’t think the data thieves aren’t interested in shipping

by Craig Eason

SHIPPING is lagging behind most other industries when it comes to taking cybercrime seriously.

Along with all the hype and talk about autonomous ships and big data has inevitably come a debate highlighting cyber-security and the risk of ships being deliberately steered off course.

Experts will tell you, and can demonstrate, how easy it is to take control of something that is remotely operated if the security is inadequate. They can also show you how easy it is to gain access to data in order to change crew and cargo manifests.

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