Cybersecurity in maritime
Κυβερνοασφάλεια στη ναυτιλία
Μεταπτυχιακή διπλωματική εργασία
The dangers in cyberspace are a new reality that during the last years is threatening the shipping sector as well. In earlier times, cyberspace was not considered at all by the shipping industry as there were other priorities that had to be addressed. Cyber risk management refers to the process of identifying, analyzing, evaluating and reporting a cyber threat. In the light of the unprecedented situation that the shipping industry is experiencing with the ever- increasing trend of cyber attacks, the international shipping community is in constant vigilance for the issuance of guidelines, recommendations and instructions, which will be the basis for future international treaties governing the issue of cyber security. It is therefore appropriate to note the first impacts of the legislation on this new problem and, if necessary, at any appropriate time to make any new legislative interventions and to be able to correct incorrect texts in a timely manner. It is important that every ship owner to be prepared for a cyber attack because it is not a science fiction scenario. Only by having this mentality, but also securing the cooperation of all stakeholders of the supply chain, the shipping industry will at least limit this issue to a significant degree. It is recommended that a shipping company first conduct a potential threat assessment that may occur. This should be followed by an evaluation of the systems and on - board procedures for mapping robustness and addressing the current threat level. The result of the company Risk Assessment and the subsequent strategy for cyber security should be the reduction of cyber threats.