Are The Ships Fully Secured Against The Cyber-Attacks?


Şakar C., Köseoğlu B., Büber M., Töz A. C.

III. GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION IN MARINE TECHNOLOGYANDTHE FUTURE OF MARITIME TRANSPORTATION, İzmir, Turkey, 18 - 19 April 2019

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Cyber security, as one of the most important component of Industry 4.0, is defined as the capability of preparedness, reaction and response to the attacks originating from other connected devices. In addition to the facilities it provides, the 4th industrial revolution which has risks especially targeting the information security has caught the shipping industry unprotected. For this reason, the main purpose of this study is to increase the level of awareness in the importance of information security in shipping companies in Turkey. To do this, initially the relevant literature has been reviewed in order to determine the variables of cyber security phenomena. Then the semi-structured interview form created with the adoption of those elements to the shipping industry. It has been applied to the experts of shipping companies operating a large part of the Turkish shipping fleet. As a result, it was found that shipping companies have taken certain measures for information security both in the offices and on their ships, but there is no complete protection against cyber attacks. In this context, it is recommended that the investments in the Information Technology (IT) department of shipping companies have to be increased in order to fight to possible future attacks.