Hacking in the Marine World

25 April 2017. We hear a lot about hacking these days, and security/defense organizations are undoubtedly concerned about the potential for serious breaches of their networked systems. But what about hacking of civilian marine transport? We all know that Canada receives a lot of its consumer goods via shipping, and we’re aware of the dangers of oil tankers running aground and causing serious environmental damage. Are shipping companies taking action to address the possibility that their systems could be hacked? Could a ship be stranded at sea, or run aground because its operating systems have been hacked? There’s an interesting article looking at this topic. See George Ward, “Your Ship has Probably been Cyber Attacked,” http://www.marinelink.com/news/probably-attacked-cyber424255?utm_source=MT-ENews-2017-04-13&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MT-ENews

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