- The High Stakes, High Seas Cyber Peril
- December 14, 2017 | Author: Michael Bahar
- Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington Office
TransLaw – Published by the Federal Bar Association Transportation and Transportation Security Law Section
Those who work in shipping are accustomed to the perils of the high seas, whether from storms, pirates, floods or fires. But now, a new danger is lurking—the possibility of a cyberattack. Despite the growing prevalence and severity of cyberattacks across industries, the shipping industry as a whole has been slow to react, and many are less than optimally prepared.When it comes to cybersecurity, the dangers faced by the shipping industry are real and growing. In their article for TransLaw, Eversheds Sutherland's Michael Bahar, Bronwyn McDermott and Trevor Satnick discuss that while helpful guidance, best practices and minimum standards are available, and soon may become mandatory, the time to act is now to better prepare against the coming cyber storms.