Cyber security is a vital issue for the maritime industry, which relies on information systems and digital technologies to operate efficiently and safely. However, the maritime sector faces various cyber threats, such as malware, ransomware, phishing, and hacking, that could compromise the security and performance of ships, ports, and offshore platforms.

To help the industry understand and mitigate these risks, a new database has been launched by NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

The database tracks and records maritime cyber attacks around the world, providing valuable insights into the nature, frequency, and impact of these incidents.

The database is based on open-source information and verified reports from reliable sources. It covers cyber attacks that target maritime assets, such as ships, ports, terminals, cargo handling systems, navigation systems, communication systems, and energy facilities. It also includes cyber attacks that affect maritime-related businesses, such as shipping companies, logistics providers, insurers, and regulators.

The database aims to raise awareness of the cyber threats facing the maritime industry and to provide useful information for cyber security professionals, researchers, regulators, and policy makers. It also serves as a resource for journalists and media outlets that cover maritime issues.

The database is updated regularly and can be accessed online <here>. Users can browse the database by date, location, type of attack, type of asset, type of actor, and type of outcome. Users can also search the database by keywords or filter the results by various criteria.

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