This blog was written by an independent guest blogger.
If you were asked to list out the top problems society has been facing in 2020, cyberattacks on the maritime industry might not be an obvious issue that would come to mind.
But the industry has seen a worrying trend in recent months, as a spike in cyberattacks that has left some of the biggest companies in the industry exposed. Specifically, both the fourth largest global shopping company and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have been targeted in these attacks.
And while shipping companies might seem like an obscure target for hackers, in reality these attacks can tell us a lot about emerging trends in cybersecurity in general. In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at these recent attacks, and what they can tell us about new threats we are likely to face in the years to come.