Cyber attacks in the maritime industry
Nowadays, companies across all business sectors have begun to experience highly sophisticated and complex cyber-attacks that attempt to inflict damage to property and operations by seeking to take control of industrial systems.
Highly skilled hackers have demonstrated the ability to penetrate the systems used by the maritime industry, with potentially disastrous consequences.
Vessel navigation and propulsion systems, cargo handling and container tracking systems at ports and on board ships, and shipyard inventories and automated processes, are all controlled using software that is fundamental to smooth-running operations. With a Cyber attack, ports could become unable to accommodate cargo, Heavy-haul trucks would be stranded and cause backlogs in route to ports.
Even the end consumer would be affected as food or other goods would not be delivered to stores…