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Maritime Cybersecurity

Raising the colors: Signaling for cooperation on maritime cybersecurity (William Loomis, Virpratap Vikram Singh, Gary C. Kessler, Xavier Bellekens, Atlantic Council)

Few industries are as critical to the global economy as the maritime transportation system (MTS), which is responsible for facilitating the safe transport of seafaring passengers and, critically, the vast majority of international trade. The efficient operation of the MTS is at risk, though, as the industry is increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats. In 2020, cyberattacks targeting the MTS increased by 400 percent over the span of a few months. Perhaps no incident better illustrated the sector’s cyber vulnerability than when the MTS’s principal international governance body, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), suffered a “sophisticated cyberattack” that took down its web-based services on September 30, 2020.

Raising the colors: Signaling for cooperation on maritime cybersecurity – Atlantic Council