Seatrade & Cyber

Maritime cyber security strategies continue to develop.

Information sharing key to fighting cyber crime

The maritime industry needs to undergo a cultural change concerning the sharing of information on cyber attacks, Chris Henny, senior technical advisor – maritime, Airbus Defence & Space, told the Seatrade Maritime Middle East Exhibition & Conference in Dubai on Tuesday.

At present, most companies are reluctant to reveal they been targeted by cyber criminals for fear of reputational damage, but Henny said the sharing of information between ship owners, vessels, ports and the wider maritime supply chain will help mitigate some of the risk.

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