Cyber Security: The Emerging Threat to Passenger Safety

By Ian Richardson and Patrick Carolan

Not a day goes by where we do not hear of a company breach, cyber-attack or a company facing a virus or ransomware scenario. Although defenses can be put in place to mitigate such issues, every industry is uniquely different. We have seen an evolution in the cruise industry, with the rising levels of passengers resulting in the introduction of new technologies and the internet of things (IOT) in order to make the journey more engaging and personalized. This new technology means that every facet of the ship is digital, from the dinner reservations to locating people on the ship.

With thousands of people’s information available cruise line digitization makes them a target for hackers.

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