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First EU-Report on Maritime Cyber Security
Dec 19, 2011 (06:12 PM EST)
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 the report;
The Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht comments;
"This report 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.
For full report
SOURCE ENISA - European Network and Information Security Agency