Like many other industries, shipping is increasingly dependent upon digitalisation and automation. With the convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), more systems are being connecting to the Internet.
The integration and alignment of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) in the industrial internet of things (IIoT) has created new challenges for cyber security. That was the key message from a high-level cyber security summit in the Chinese city of Chengdu.
The new IEC publication on cyber security is an executive introduction to strategy and best practices for decision-makers. Here is a quick overview of the management structure—IEC committees, working groups and systems—not covered in the new brochure.
Analysts estimate that up to 80% of cyber breaches may originate in supply chains—attacks where hackers sabotage software or hardware before it’s sent to the customer. Protecting supply chains is therefore an absolute priority for all organizations.
The science of cryptography is at the heart of cyber security. Mobile phone calls, messaging and online banking all rely on complex mathematical algorithms to scramble information in order to protect it from malicious hackers, spies and cyber criminals.
Senior information security experts from the aviation and energy sectors recently took part in a panel discussion about the challenges of securing the critical supply chain. They were taking part in a Financial Times cyber security conference in London.
According to a new study commissioned by Inmarsat, the maritime industry has one of the most favourable attitudes towards the adoption of analytic, management and operational tools based on the internet of things (IoT).