by Martyn Wingrove
In a changing digital landscape, passenger ship operators need to evolve their cyber security to prevent threats affecting maritime operations
Ferries and cruise ships are becoming more vulnerable to threats as passengers and crew are provided with greater access to online services and social media while on board.
New online threats to maritime are constantly emerging, but Lloyd’s Register (LR) consultancy manager for data, digital and security in maritime, Graeme Ripley thinks the biggest threat to passenger ship operations comes from the guests. “The use of new and emerging technology and the reliance on internet connections contribute to the increase in the threat surface,” Mr Ripley tells Passenger Ship Technology.
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