Shipping is waking up to Cyber Threats

wakinguptocyber230316This week International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) highlighted cyber security as a key issue for the shipping industry to tackle. ICS secretary general Peter Hinchliffe said there is a high degree of complacency in the industry to cyber threats. He added: “As ships get more high tech, which is happening rapidly, we very much need guidelines and contingency plans.”

Ship owners and operators can receive plenty of guidance at the free-to-attend inaugural Maritime Cyber Risk Management Summit, which will be held in association with Norton Rose Fulbright, in London on June 21.

Marine Electronics & Communications is the media partner to this event.

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Almost daily now we are seeing these kinds of news articles and it highlights the fact this is currently a hot topic for Maritime. This event could be good to attend and learn more about the kinds of risks you face .

The obvious downside to so many reports and news articles daily on this subject, could be that it catches the attention of Cyber criminals who might look to exploit weaknesses in the industry.

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