Dec 122018

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

Ships suffer from the same types of cyber-security issues as other IT systems, a recent document released by the international shipping industry reveals.

The document is the third edition of the “Guidelines on Cyber Security onboard Ships,” an industry-approved guide put together by a conglomerate of 21 international shipping associations and industry groups.

While the document contains what you’d expect to contain –rules and guidance for securing IT systems onboard vessels– it also comes with examples of what happens when proper procedure isn’t followed.

These examples are past cyber-security incidents that have happened on ships and ports, and which have not surfaced in the public eye before until now.

Read more on ZDNet, where Catalin provides some chilling examples from the report. The guideline can be accessed from hereherehere, or here.

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