Maritime Cyber Security Summit

… the global maritime industry can better protect itself against cyber attacks. Taking … Marriot Regents Park Hotel the Cyber Senate Maritime Cyber Security conference will explore … .” In addition to the Maritime Cyber Security conference, Cyber Senate will also be …

January 5, 2018

Human Element is Key to the Digital Formula

December 11, 2017

In all the excitement surrounding the digitalisation of shipping it is easy to overlook the human element. Failing to appreciate and understand properly how people – and by extension organisations – interface with new technology can lead to poor implementation and unnecessary exposure to risk. Technology has sometimes been described as an ecosystem. This analogy from the natural world is rather apt in a shipping environment struggling to adapt to…


After That Maersk Attack Another Major Shipping Services Group Suffers Cyber Crime

November 30, 2017

Just months after the Maersk group was hit by a cyber attack which cost it an estimated $300 million, integrated shipping services group, Clarksons which provides a vast portfolio of services across the industry, has announced that it was subject to a cyber security incident which involved unauthorised access to the company’s computer systems and data theft. As soon as it was discovered, Clarksons says it took immediate steps to respond to and manage…


Electronic shipping display systems are “simple” to disable, expert warns

November 28, 2017

A shipping cybersecurity expert has warned that many of the Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) that ships use are “simple” enough to disable, exposing the vessels to numerous operational risks. An ECDIS is a geographic information system used for maritime navigation. These systems display information from Electronic Navigational Charts, and combine it with other data gathered by sensors such as radar, depth sounders, automatic identification systems, and more….


Automated Ships – Questions Regarding Security Clearances

November 24, 2017

There are important questions that arise from the concept of autonomous ships. This is not to say that automation is wrong-headed, evil or negligent – but we need to put those questions out into the wider community so that as we work to realize certain benefits, we do not do so in a way that exposes the industry and the communities it supports at greater risk. The first aspect is…