Emerging Research in Maritime Cyber Security

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Security and Privacy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2023) | Viewed by 359

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Dear Colleagues,

Critical infrastructure in the maritime sector sustains essential services and the movement of vital goods. Maritime activities are so crucial that their unavailability or delays in their supply chain may adversely affect the well-being of a country. Critical infrastructures are vital assets for public safety, economic welfare, and national security. Vulnerabilities of critical infrastructures have increased with the widespread use of information technologies. As critical national infrastructures are becoming more vulnerable to cyberattacks, their protection is a significant issue for any organization as well as for any nation. The risks to continued operations of failing to upgrade aging infrastructure or not meeting mandated regulatory regimes are considered higher given the demonstrable impact of such circumstances.

Due to the rapid increase in sophisticated cyber threats targeting the maritime sector with significant destructive effects, the cyber security of critical infrastructures has become an agenda item for academics, practitioners, and policy makers. A holistic view which covers technical, policy, human, and behavioral aspects is essential to handling the cyber security of critical infrastructures effectively. Moreover, the ability to attribute crimes to criminals is a vital element of avoiding impunity in cyberspace.

In this workshop, both research and practical aspects of cyber security considerations in critical infrastructures in the maritime sector are of interest. Aligned with the interdisciplinary nature of cyber security, authors from academia, government, and industry are welcome to contribute.

Topics of Interest:

We seek original and high-quality submissions on one or more of the following topics:

  • Cyber security of complex and distributed critical infrastructures;
  • Situational Awareness towards Maritime Cyber Incidents;
  • Prevention, resilience and preparedness;
  • Maritime security management methodologies (MSMM);
  • Safety–security interactions;
  • Protection of Ports’ Information and Telecommunication (PIT) systems;
  • Maritime security policies, standards and regulations;
  • Vulnerability and risk assessment methodologies for distributed systems.

Dr. Leandros Maglaras
Dr. Mohamed Amine Ferrag
Guest Editors

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  • maritime cyber incidents
  • prevention
  • resilience
  • preparedness
  • vulnerability and risk assessment methodologies for distributed systems
  • safety–security interactions

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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