PRN: First EU-Report on Maritime Cyber Security
First EU-Report on Maritime Cyber Security [19-December-2011] BRUSSELS and HERAKLION, Greece, December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ENISA has published the first EU report ever on cyber security challenges in the Maritime Sector.
First EU-Report on Maritime Cyber Security
BRUSSELS and HERAKLION, Greece, December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
ENISA has published the first EU report ever on cyber security challenges in the Maritime Sector. This principal analysis highlights essential key insights, as well as existing initiatives, as a baseline for cyber security. Finally, high-level recommendations are given for addressing these risks.
Cyber threats are a growing menace, spreading to all industry sectors that rely on ICT systems. Recent deliberate disruptions of critical automation systems, such as Stuxnet, prove that cyber-attacks have a significant impact on critical infrastructures. Disruption of these ICT capabilities may have disastrous consequences for EU Member States' governments and social well-being. The need to ensure ICT robustness against cyber-attacks is thus a key challenge at national and pan-European level.
Some key findings of theÂ report;
The Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht comments;
"This reportÂ positions maritime cyber security as a logical and crucial next step in the global protection efforts of ICT infrastructure."
Consequently, securing the maritime sector's critical infrastructure and the movement of vital goods, e.g. food and health supplies, is a priority area for Europe.
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