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The Maritime Executive

 •  November 21

A new industry survey highlights industry concern about the cyber security and legal uncertainty surrounding unmanned ships, but the human element associated with cyber security could be a greater concern, says the survey organizers. Almost two thirds of global marine industry executives believe there is uncertainty surrounding liability issues...

The Maritime Executive

 •  November 18

Cybersecurity risks to the nation's critical infrastructure, now defined as 17 sectors including the transportation and maritime sector, are growing exponentially. The maritime sector is a cornerstone of our national and economic security. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has stated that “80 percent of global trade by...

The Maritime Executive

 •  September 8

The pace at which smart ships are being introduced onto the world’s oceans is escalating, driven by automation’s potential to improve operating efficiency and safety throughout the lifecycle of those assets. While automation is an attractive proposition for ship-owners, it also brings complexity because its introduction requires more than the...

The Maritime Executive

 •  September 1

On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy's top officer said that post-accident investigations have turned up no evidence of a cyberattack in the collisions involving the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald. The two collisions each involved an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and a merchant vessel, and the similarity of the circumstances led many to speculate...

The Maritime Executive

 •  August 29

Threats on cyber security serve as wake-up calls to businesses across industries. When threats or attacks hit close to home, like the recent cyber-attack on Maersk Line, you might feel a heightened sense of urgency to review your own contingency plan. While any supply chain has the potential to become a target, there are steps you can take to...

The Maritime Executive

 •  August 14

The summer months of 2017 have been a watershed for the maritime industry, and more is yet to come. On the one hand, reports indicate that ships in Norway are closing in on becoming the very first in the world to operate completely without a crew. On the other hand, the recent Petya ransomware attacks struck the shipping industry hard. The promise...

The Maritime Executive

 •  July 19

On July 14, the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) brought together 140 representatives from the private sector, the military and government to run through war game scenarios involving civilian cyberattacks. The attendees at the "Navy-Private Sector Critical Infrastructure Wargame" included high-level elected officials, senior executives and information...

The Maritime Executive

 •  July 12

Fidra Films has partnered with satcom provider NSSLGlobal, the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), The Standard Club and Teekay Shipping to produce a freely-available film on the human elements of cybersecurity. The film – titled “Be Cyber Aware At Sea” – is designed to be educational,entertaining and easily shared via social media to...

The Maritime Executive

 •  July 10

A new report alleges that APM Terminals may have had cybersecurity vulnerabilities at a Rotterdam terminal at points prior to the "Petya" attacks on June 27. The global port operator’s Maasvlakte 1 and 2 container terminals were closed for a week because the IT shutdown prevented access to records on cargo ownership and routing. A story by Dutch...

The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released, compiled by a joint industry group led by BIMCO. The second edition includes information on insurance issues and how to effectively segregate networks, as well as new practical advice on managing the ship to shore interface and how to handle cyber security...