Today’s Maritime Security: Is the Industry Prepared?

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10-17-2017 - MARITIME LOGISTICS PROFESSIONAL

By Jim Romeo

In late June of 2017, AP Moeller-Maersk shut down its container operations at the Port of Los Angeles. It wasn’t due to labor relations problems, equipment malfunction or other reasons that have been known to thwart port operations. It was a cyber-attack.
 
In today’s climate of information technology, there’s no telling where hackers lurk or a cyber security compromises may occur. For the maritime industry and its extended supply chains, the threat is real and looming.
 
“At the local Maersk facility in L.A., terminal personnel had to return to the days of paper and pen to keep cargo moving,” says Jill Taylor, Homeland Security Manager with the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif. “Thankfully, they were able to recover rather quickly, but there was still a worldwide impact. If it can happen to Maersk, it can happen to anyone.”  CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE