Shipowners need to tighten security against cyber attacks on vessels

By Alexander Whiteman
In response to the growing threat of cybercrime to the shipping sector, the UK government has launched a new code of practice to help shipowners improve security.
There are also concerns that vessels with insufficient protection against cyber-attacks could be arrested. Parliamentary undersecretary for aviation, international and security at the Department for Transport Martin Callanan unveiled the Cyber Security Code of Practice for Ships during London International Shipping Week.
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