The shipping industry seems to be coming round to the notion that IT security is an issue that needs addressing. The third edition of “Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships” (PDF), published by a conglomeration of industry groups and shipping interests contains advice for shipping companies.
So far, so good. But the document also contains several examples of incidents that have taken place recently– some at sea in busy shipping lanes– which show the ease with which ingress to and compromise of onboard IT systems can be achieved.
By Joe Green
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