Cyber threat could cost

Shipping lags behind in cyber security.

Shipowners financially liable for a cyber-attack: legal expert

By Charlie Bartlett from London

Shipping companies leaving themselves vulnerable to cyber-attack also risk massive financial liability for damage to other businesses, warns executive director of the Institute for Cyber Security Innovation Robert Carolina.

A technology and intellectual property lawyer, Carolina, speaking at the 8th London Chemical & Tanker Conference, said the risks to shipping include potential for loss of ship, loss of cargo, loss of crew, third party property damage, third party loss of life and a hazard to third party navigation.

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