Lars Jensen: Far too easy for cyber-criminals

The case where criminals controlled key functions at the Port of Antwerp only hinted at the shipping industry's casual attitude toward cyber-security, says Lars Jensen, SeaIntel, who is now launching a company aimed at fighting cyber-crime.

Partner and founder of analyst agency SeaIntel, Lars Jensen, is now establishing a new company within the maritime field. Together with Morten Schenk, cyber-security analyst at the Defense Command Denmark, he is launching the company CyberKeel, aimed at consulting maritime businesses in matters of cyber-security, a field where Lars Jensen sees a significant need for improved security:

"All carriers today have a plan for what to do in case of emergencies on board the ships. But if all their computers are attacked and shut down, as has actually been the case for some major companies, only a few companies have any idea what to do. Many of them have policies stipulating how to keep hackers out, but the reality today is that hackers are often already on the inside. That's why this is more a matter of discovering it and finding a way to deal with it," Lars Jensen tells ShippingWatch.

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