Security in Port Communication - First Results from SecProPort

published: 25.04.2019

In modern ports, the handling of cargo is increasingly controlled digitally. Consequently, protection of respective processes is essential. Particularly serious would be a long-term failure of the port infrastructure as a result of sabotage by hackers, which could lead to supply bottlenecks of industry and population.

SecProPort analyzes respective threats in order to systematically develop a security architecture for the communications network around the port on the basis of these findings. Sophisticated measures against cyberattacks should always be kept up to date - after all, more than 90 percent of intercontinental goods are transported by sea.

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On April 25, 2019, the regular consortium meeting took place. The involved partners met at project partner Hapag Lloyd’s premises in Hamburg and discussed the status of the project as well as further activities. Presented results included an extensive process analysis of the communications infrastructure in maritime and inland ports and first steps of an in-depth assessment of respective cyber-risks.

SecProPort is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure within the IHATEC program and has a duration of three years.