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Maritime cyber security

Live hacking event to highlight loopholes in IT systems to foil hackers

The digital security of Bremen’s maritime system is set to take centre stage on March 1, 2018 when Carsten Cordes of HEC GmbH, talks about dangers to shipping in a keynote entitled: “Crime scene ship: maritime cyber security”. Cordes will show how hackers take aim at loopholes in IT systems based on live hacks.

No sector safe from hackers

Ransom ware, state trojans and data leaks mean cyber security is now a huge challenge for politics and commerce. The maritime industry is showing keen interest in protecting critical infrastructure and not just since a hack attack on Maersk shipping caused the crash of several IT systems. More interlinked aggregates aboard ships and on land i.e. remote management and monitoring are giving hackers more room to launch their attacks. No sector is apparently safe and new attacks make headlines again and again.

Protection for shipping companies

Cordes and CycleSEC GmbH will indicate protective solutions for shipping companies in future. More keynotes by the Institute for Internet Security in Gelsenkirchen, the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics at the University of Bremen will round off the events. The live hacking event is being organised by the Bremen-based branch of the Maritimen Clusters Norddeutschland in co-operation with German Tanker Shipping GmbH & Co. KG. Registrations can be emailed there until February 22, 2018.

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