A White Paper from Risk Intelligence in Denmark says that as central hubs to the global supply chain, the physical protection of ports has long been considered important.  However, as ports have increasingly digitalised their operations, the safeguarding of their digital networks and assets has often remained underdeveloped, even as the criticality of them has grown.  The standardisation of port cybersecurity remains far behind that of port physical security and this is all the more concerning as a cybersecurity breach in one port is more able to impact other ports, suppliers, partners, and clients than a traditional security breach could.  It says that the bolstering of port cybersecurity requirements is not only in the interest of port authorities, therefore, but also the private and public parties who rely on the maritime supply chain.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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