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Digitization of maritime and port operations: what is at stake?

Worldwide maritime and port operations are currently involved in an unprecedented digital transformation. While digitalization improves the sector’s performance, security and competitiveness, it also brings new vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cybercriminals. Cyber-attacks on maritime and port industries have multiplied in recent years, resulting in financial losses and impacts on maritime operations.

However, when it comes to cybersecurity, maritime and port industries, as well as the naval, nautical, offshore and marine renewable energy industries, have specific characteristics that differentiate them from other industries. Therefore, securing the digital maritime world requires a targeted approach

Under the leadership of the French General Secretary for the Sea (SGMer) and with the support of the French Information Security
Agency (ANSSI) and over a dozen partners from both the public and private sectors, France Cyber Maritime was consequently formed on November 17th, 2020

France Cyber Maritime missions

France Cyber Maritime is a non-profit organization created in November 2020. Its main purposes are to increase the resilience of maritime and port operations to cyber threats and to develop a network of expertise in maritime cyber security.

A comprehensive approach to maritime cyber security

With 60 members, France Cyber Maritime aims to support the ambitions and bring together the needs of the maritime and port sector in terms of cyber security.

• Needs

The complexity of the maritime and port industries requires a sector-based approach to cyber security. It is equally vital to prepare for the future and anticipate threats by supporting innovative and sovereign cyber security solutions homegrown.

• Solutions

With the support of its members, France Cyber Maritime analyzes the needs of maritime operators and advises them in order to identify the most suitable and efficient solutions.

The expertise of the association members makes it possible to offer a range of services covering all the needs of the industry.

Through its missions and beyond its range of solutions, France Cyber Maritime also contributes to the resilience of the maritime sector and to reducing cyber threats

M-CERT : anticipating, analysing and sharing

M-CERT (Maritime Computer Emergency Response Team) is a national centre which is in charge of monitoring and analysing cyber threats as well as sharing information within the maritime and port sector. It assists all metropolitan and overseas operators.

The M-CERT joined the network of French CERTs. The aim is to reach full operational capacity by the end of 2023.

France Cyber Maritime members

With almost 60 members, France Cyber Maritime brings together within three membership boards public sector players and regional coastal authorities, maritime operators and cyber security solution providers.

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