MarineCFO releases white paper on maritime cybersecurity

(HOUMA, La.) — As improvements to communication technologies, sensors and vessel electronics continue to progress, operators are more motivated than ever to provide reliable communication solutions to their fleet. The wide range of options and variables involved in creating a “connected vessel” can be overwhelming, and these options vary dramatically in costs, reliability, capability and security. 

While increased connectivity can lead to a safer, more automated vessel, so too increases the risk of a cybersecurity breach. Historically, cybersecurity was not a major concern for the marine industry, but with the advent of autonomous vessels, sensor-driven predictive analytics and remote-control technologies, the risks associated with an attack are high. For that reason, implementing a connectivity solution must also take cybersecurity into consideration.

To help operators make better decisions on how to best provide connectivity to their fleet, while also factoring in cybersecurity, MarineCFO has published "Securely Connected Vessels — Vessel Communications and Maritime Cybersecurity” by Dean Shoultz as a practical guide to improve reliable and secure communication solutions.

To get your copy, click here. For more information about MarineCFO, visit

By Professional Mariner Staff