Maritime cyber security essential

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Cyber security essential to combat risks on board ship systems, says DNV GL

Classification society DNV GL Group executive vice-president Tor E. Svensen has proposed the need for an increased focus on cyber security to combat current and emerging risks on board ship systems.

Speaking at the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) conference in Berlin, Svensen noted that the use of sensors and software-driven systems improve efficiency and transparency but also pose significant challenges.

Svensen said: “A greater focus on cyber security is essential to combat the risk of criminals exploiting already existing vulnerabilities.”

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