Cyber security – more focus required, says expert

Cyber protection in shipping is lagging behind many other sectors just as the threat profile continues to escalate.

Paul Bartlett

This was the stark message from Ben Densham, chief technology officer of Nettitude, a cyber security company owned by Lloyd’s Register, as he addressed a Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Conference, held virtually this week.

Cyber security, via Pexels

The incidence of attacks has increased markedly since the onset of the pandemic, he said, revealing that “the bad guys have used it to infiltrate systems”.

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