This is Episode #2 of the Maritime Cyber Security Insight.
"It is important to understand that you cannot hide from a cyber attack. We still have people in the maritime world who think you can. As is widely known, former Cisco CEO John Chambers once said, “There are two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked”. So everyone is under attack continuously. Most of the impact you can handle but once in a while you cannot so well. I'm convinced through information-sharing we can reduce the number of successful attacks. The other thing is that we can recover faster after a cyber attack and that should not be underestimated. You can calculate how much it is worth if you can recover one or two days faster. It may not sound a lot but it can be essential, especially for long-lasting service outages there is always a risk of affecting your business. So quick recovery after an incident is absolutely essential." said, Henning Schleyerbach, COO of Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA).
In the last three episodes (#1 and the two bonus tracks), we have discussed what we can expect from information sharing of cyber security incidents. The more we cooperate the better the cybersecurity posture of the maritime community as a whole is supposed to be.
That said, in this complex business ecosystem we work within, are we familiar with the cybersecurity challenges of the stakeholders? Or the initiatives they are undertaking? From this episode onwards, I will sit with the leaders of the industry representing various maritime stakeholders and explore these topics.
For the link to PMA's platform for cyber incident reporting, check out PMA's Merchant Marine Notice:
Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) and their cybersecurity initiatives: