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Postado em 2 de fevereiro de 2021 | 18:13

Trio teams up on Canada’s Maritime Cyber Security Centre of Excellence

Polytechnique Montréal, Neptune Cyber and Davie Shipbuilding have launched a five-year R&D partnership focussing on cyber security for maritime critical infrastructure. The partnership, which will create Canada’s Maritime Cyber Security Centre of Excellence, aims to develop and commercialize cyber security solutions for the maritime industry.

“Getting such a partnership going, with the possibility of creating an innovation zone encompassing this hub of excellence on maritime cyber security along with with sectorial partners, constitutes a key step towards ensuring the national security and economic stability of Canada and of Quebéc,” José M. Fernandez, Eng., Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, commented.

The acceleration of digitization, automation and hyperconnectivity in the maritime domain has created new challenges for transport, cargo and naval ships as well port installations. All have become new targets for cyber criminals.

Remotely taking control of a navigation system, deficient geolocalization of a ship, hacking of communications systems, computer viruses and ransomware are just some of the attacks that could affect electronic and computer systems used in the management of maritime and port operations.

The maritime industry was hit by a number of cyber attacks in 2020, including those on CMA CGMMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Hurtigruten and the UN maritime body International Maritime Organization IMO.

As of January 1, 2021, the IMO requires shipowners and operators to integrate the management of cyber risks in their security practices at the next annual validation of their IMO certification. It is the first-ever regulatory framework on cyber security in the maritime industry.

Polytechnique Montréal, Neptune Cyber and Davie Shipbuilding have launched a five-year R&D partnership focussing on cyber security for maritime critical infrastructure.

The partnership, which will create Canada’s Maritime Cyber Security Centre of Excellence, aims to develop and commercialize cyber security solutions for the maritime industry.

“Getting such a partnership going, with the possibility of creating an innovation zone encompassing this hub of excellence on maritime cyber security along with with sectorial partners, constitutes a key step towards ensuring the national security and economic stability of Canada and of Quebéc,” José M. Fernandez, Eng., Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, commented.

The acceleration of digitization, automation and hyperconnectivity in the maritime domain has created new challenges for transport, cargo and naval ships as well port installations. All have become new targets for cyber criminals.

Remotely taking control of a navigation system, deficient geolocalization of a ship, hacking of communications systems, computer viruses and ransomware are just some of the attacks that could affect electronic and computer systems used in the management of maritime and port operations.

The maritime industry was hit by a number of cyber attacks in 2020, including those on CMA CGMMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Hurtigruten and the UN maritime body International Maritime Organization IMO.

As of January 1, 2021, the IMO requires shipowners and operators to integrate the management of cyber risks in their security practices at the next annual validation of their IMO certification. It is the first-ever regulatory framework on cyber security in the maritime industry.

 

 

 

Source: World Maritime News


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