Navigating Cybersecurity Challenges in Maritime Operational Technology

Navigating Cybersecurity Challenges in Maritime Operational Technology

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Navigating Cybersecurity Challenges in Maritime Operational Technology By John Cusimano, Marco Ayala and Greg Villano 11-10-2020 06:47:50 The maritime industry – including container ships, bulk tankers, drillships, cruise ships, mobile offshore drilling units and the ports and terminals that support them – is critical to the global economy as well as national and international security. 1 Today, the maritime industry is highly vulnerable to cybersecurity threats due to the integration of previously standalone operational technology (OT) systems, which physically control multiple systems onboard the ship, with information technology (IT) systems that are deployed onboard and on shore. This article presents a step-by-step work process based on industry standards and best practices for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure and complying with regulatory directives.

Navigating Cybersecurity Challenges in Maritime Operational Technology

The maritime industry including container ships, bulk tankers, drillships, cruise ships, mobile off…

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