Experts warn of growing maritime cyber-security threats


The global maritime industry must do more to protect shipping firms against growing cyber-security threats, experts said yesterday at the opening of a maritime innovation centre.

An important first step is to create awareness and encourage the reporting of incidents, said Mr Mark Milford, vice-president in charge of cyber security at Finnish technology firm Wartsila.

“There is a reluctance to report because of (the fear) of reputation damage,” he told The Straits Times yesterday, as the firm marked the official opening of its Acceleration Centre in Singapore. The centre contains a cyber-security offshoot.

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Source: The Straits Times