Maritime cyber security – best practices and lessons learnt

Written by Justin Cronje

n this feature we look at a seminar on the maritime cyber security domain, an overview of the International Maritime Organisation’s cyber security doctrine and probably the greatest story of a shipping company overcoming a major cyber attack.

Cyber security, via Pexels

At the core of global trade, maritime traffic plays a key role in economic, political, and cultural spheres. Maritime ports are the connectors and interface of this trade and amid COVID-19, security and sustainability in the maritime sector is a major factor for long-term growth and development. Given the enormous amounts of trade via Africa’s oceans (around 90% of Africa’s trade) and the negative impact COVID-19 has had on African economies, security and efficiency of shipping and maritime trading is even more crucial.

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