Maritime Cybersecurity Practices Scheme on a "Cyber-Safety" Black Box
Abstract - It is generally known and accepted that new areas of vulnerability are born and elevated in a fast connected and technologically dependent world. This paper explores the unique challenges of maritime cybersecurity to understand better the issues with securing vessels at sea, together with the shore-based infrastructure supporting this industry. More specifically, this paper drives through the possible cyber-attacks on maritime-related systems for navigation, propulsion, and cargo-related functions. The author illustrates the potential severity of the problem by providing a practice scheme of vessel cyber security by using a smart device that we call a cyber-safety black box.
Keywords - Maritime, Cyber Defense Policy, Cyber Attacks, Vessels, Information Security, Cyber Security Policy, Cyber Attack, Integrity, Confidentiality, Availability, Marine Black Box, Cyber Safe Appliance.