Marsec cyber concerns

Cyber-attacks against maritime and shipping organizations are only increasing. Notwithstanding the IMO’s requirement for organizations in this sector to achieve cyber resilience by 2021, more and more entities are being crippled by malicious attacks.

The last victim in a long list of cyber-attacks was cruise operator Carnival Corp, who announced on 15 August 2020 that they had suffered from an attack involving files being stolen. According to David Bernstein, chief financial officer for Carnival, the company “detected a ransomware attack that accessed and encrypted a portion of one brands’ information technology systems. The unauthorized access also included the download of certain of our data files.”


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