Tag Archives: maritime

Hackers Could Target Airports, Planes, Satellites, Ships, Cars, and Trains

Cybersecurity for critical infrastructure continues to be of concern, including the transportation sector. A new study by ABI Research concludes that although the transportation sector continues to increase spending on cybersecurity year over year, the rapid digitization of airports, aircraft, trains, ships, and cars puts this sector at risk. The study mentions that poor cybersecurity … Continue Reading

New Cybersecurity Profile Issued for Maritime Industry on Transfer of Hazardous Liquids in Ports

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has teamed up with the United States Coast Guard(USCG) and private industry to issue a new cybersecurity document that will assist the maritime industry in securing the transportation of hazardous liquids in ports around the United States. The document is in response to the recognition that the … Continue Reading

Marine Industry White Paper: Cybersecurity Risks With Voyage Data Recorders

The maritime industry is not immune from cybersecurity risks. Navigation, product supplies and deliveries, radar systems and GPS systems are all digital and connected in today’s world, and can be subject to hacking and intrusions. Voyage data recorders (VDRs) are connected to essential parts of a ship’s navigational and safety systems, including radar, ECDIS and … Continue Reading

International Maritime Bureau warns of cyber-attacks

Following the issuance of Plymouth University Maritime Cyber Threats Research Group study on the risk of cyber threats [view related post], the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) recently issued a warning to shipping and maritime companies to “be vigilant to the potential commercial impact that cyber-attacks can cause.” In particular, the warning alerted the industry “that … Continue Reading

Maritime and space industries testing unmanned aircraft technology for surveillance

In response to the migrant crisis in Europe, the European Space Agency and the European Maritime Safety Agency have selected the unmanned aircraft system TEKEVR for testing the benefits of deploying unmanned aircraft for surveillance, including search and rescue missions. This is being touted as the first demonstration of drone technology being used for maritime … Continue Reading
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