It was the year nothing was safe anymnore. There were lots of CyberSecurity incidents with loses greater than the cost of few modern ships, a hundreds of millions of sensitive data accounts were disclosed and even the most hidden cyber tools were exposed. In a matter of months, after BSCySec 2017, there were a lot of events to be discussed at BSCySec 2018 edition in order to increase the awareness degree and to raise the educational level in Maritime CyberSecurity.
As a paradox of this society, the future of navigation and of related infrastructure will be based on high degree of automation – despite cyberisks- with several autonomous ships scheduled for 2019. Moreover, the blue efficiency paradigm will be based on increased role of IT and AI tools onboard ships.
Over the years, the future of technical developments based on sustainable growdth will become the main challenge in terms of Cyber Security and Cyber Resiliences.
Assuring a safer IT & AI cyber world might be the biggest challenge in the history of mankind, but it might also be the last, unless we learn how to reduce risks.