Special Issue "Cyber-Security for the Maritime Industry"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Xavier Bellekens
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Guest Editor
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 1XW, UK
Interests: cyber-security; deception; maritime security; critical infrastructure security; intrusion detection systems; cyber situational awareness; cyber security training
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Dr. David Brosset
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Guest Editor
Naval Academy Research Institute, Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology, France
Interests: maritime security; critical infrastructure security; cyber-security training
Dr. Miroslav Bures
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Guest Editor
Czech Technical University in Prague, Dept. of Computer Science, FEE, Czechia
Interests: system testing; test automation; model-based testing; IoT testing methods; critical infrastructure security; defense systems
Dr. Mohamed Amine Ben Farah
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Guest Editor
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 1XW, UK
Interests: cryptography; chaos theory; secure communications; privacy; cyber-security; blockchain
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past decade, the rise of new technologies, such as the Internet of Things and associated interfaces, in the maritime industry have dramatically increased our reliance on cyber-space and the need to understand our environment accurately to predict, respond to, and solve potential cyber-security problems. 

With 90% of global trade transport occurring by sea, maritime infrastructure is becoming more essential than ever. The maritime sector used to develop stand-alone software and hardware, inherently “limiting” their risk of internal threats; however, the new Internet of Everything (IoE) paradigm proves that it is challenging to securely design, develop, and operate a fully connected environment. 

It is therefore essential to research, evaluate, and understand the vulnerabilities faced by the maritime industry. This Special Issue on “Cyber-Security for the Maritime Industry” is aimed at industrial and academic researchers applying non-traditional methods to solve cyber-security problems. The key areas of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to the following topics: maritime incidents, information sharing, cyber-physical interactions (ship-to-port) intrusion detection systems, threat intelligence, maritime infrastructure,  policies in the maritime industry,  readiness and capabilities, maritime simulation, training, cyber-ranges and test-beds, vulnerability and risk analysis, supply chain vulnerabilities, autonomous vessels, ports, offshore infrastructures, processes and training, psychological perception, recovery strategies, maritime traffic, maritime cyber threats.  

Dr. Xavier Bellekens
Dr. David Brosset
Dr. Miroslav Bures
Dr. Mohamed Amine Ben Farah
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • cyber-security
  • maritime security
  • critical infrastructure security
  • detection systems
  • cyber situational awareness
  • cryptography
  • secure communications
  • privacy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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