Duration: 1 Sep 2020 to 30 Aug 2021
PI: Prof Jianying Zhou
Project manager: Hor Miao Yun
Funding agency: Singapore Maritime Institute

The maritime industry has showed an increasing trend in adopting more ICT for enhanced monitoring, communication and connection capabilities, which can significantly improve the productivity and reduce the operational costs. On the other hand, maritime infrastructure faces an evolving array of cyber threats. Increased connectivity between and among ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore infrastructure also mean that they cannot be treated as single entities, and that disastrous effects on one entity can cascade down to others. It is therefore crucial for the maritime industry to understand the associated cyber risks associated and develop the necessary cybersecurity technologies to protect their assets.

This project aims for a cyber risk management study in shipboard OT systems, and provide an amalgamated “best practices” as a starting guideline for maritime authorities and shipping lines in regards to cyber risk management of shipboard OT systems.