“Maritime Professional” Jun 3, 2014 by Capt. David B. Moskoff

Not much more than a decade ago, the words “maritime security” represented a new concept, especially for the commercial industry. Since then, the maritime community has responded with terrorism and piracy awareness campaigns, training for seafarers and new personnel responsible for onboard vessel, facility and company-wide security. Today, with the ever-expanding advances in technology, another spotlight needs to shine — this time on maritime cyber security (MCS). The maritime preface to cyber security stems from cyber characteristics unique to the maritime sector, especially transfer of data by radio frequency (RF) rather than hardlines (fiber or copper) or directed microwaves.

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