Two of shipping’s highest-profile cyber attacks offer lessons in preparation says editor Martyn Wingrove.
Cyber attacks can take shipping companies back to the digital Stone Age in one fell swoop. The recovery, however may not be so swift.
Last week’s cyber attack on COSCO Shipping Lines’ North American operations offers a good example of a quick recovery.
On 27 July, COSCO reported a cyber attack that brought down its email system and disrupted telephone communications at its customer service centre near Los Angeles in the US.
By Martyn Wingrove
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