Cybersecurity will remain a maritime threat in 2021

Sue Terpilowski

The maritime industry will remain a target of cyber-criminals in 2021 and the world’s shipping fleets will need to be on high alert for cyber-attacks as the industry recovers from the damage caused by the global pandemic, according to Mr Ionut Paris, Managing Director, GMCG Romania.

Cyber security, via Pexels

“The recent cyber-attacks on companies such as Google demonstrate the sophistication and capabilities of many of the cyber-criminals who have set their sights on the maritime sector. The New Year will be a time to be even more vigilant about the effects of a cyber-attack. We all need to be aware of the dramatic effects it can have on shipping operations and crew safety.” January 2021 will see the introduction of new safety rules for the maritime sector from the IMO and it will also become mandatory for ship owners, managers and operators to address cyber risks in the safety management systems on their vessels.

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Source: seanews.co.uk

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