In order to be well prepared for emerging and future cyber-attacks, efficiently mitigate risks and follow an as much as accurate and cost-efficient cyber-defense investment plan, maritime logistics actors need to base their cyber defense strategy on palette of innovations, novel combinations of them and changes of mindset, reflected in the following Cyber-MAR high-level objectives:
Enhance the capabilities of cybersecurity professionals and raise awareness on cyber-risks
Assess cyber-risks for operational technologies (OT)
Quantify the economic impact of cyber-attacks across different industries focusing on the maritime logistics value chain
Promote cyber-insurance market maturity in the maritime logistics sector (adaptable to other transport sectors as well)
Establish and extend CERT/CSIRTs, competent authorities and relevant actors collaboration and engagement
Impact on Resilience to Cyber-Threats & Data Privacy Breaches
The prediction of cyber-attacks and their impact and mitigation constitutes a great challenge for the organizations.
Cyber-MAR aims to enhance the resilience of target organizations to new and emerging threats through the identification of recurring or emerging patterns of cyber-attacks and privacy breaches with a decent degree of accuracy. Also Cyber-MAR platform offers complete integration among virtual and real IT components of each organization.
Impact on Appropriate Investments for Cyber-Security
For SME’s cybersecurity products are considered as a luxury, while IT experts face the cumbersome task of cybersecurity tools integration.
Cyber-MAR focuses on the provision of a fully customizable and tailored view on the trade-offs, aims to increase the available open tools in number and variety, while offering an intuitive integration to all (physical and virtual) IT components.
Impact on Supply Chain Efficiency
The supply chain as an ideal environment for cyber-attacks and cascading effecting are inevitable, causing detrimental effects to cargo delivery times and resources.
Cyber-MAR aims to offer the potential to big players of logistics domain to join forces on estimating cyber-risk and mitigate such threats, while fostering open tools that will improve the internal processes within each organization.
Despite cyber-defense measures, large utility infrastructures and transport hubs are primary targets and still prone to unforeseen attacks.
Cyber-MAR overemphasizes the importance of accessible training infrastructures for cyber-defense, both in IT and transport and logistics domains and at the same time aims to contribute to the standardization efforts to make such issues prominent in the society.