Cyber Security of Ports and Port Systems

A number of incidents at European ports have significantly raised the profile of cyber security and the risks associated with the complex systems used by port owners and operators.

To help senior port personnel address this emerging security issue the Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET) have worked in close association with the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to produce this good practice guide.

This guide provides actionable good practice advice on areas such as:

  • Developing a Cyber Security Assessment and Plan
  • Devising the most appropriate mitigation measures
  • Having the correct structures, roles, responsibilities and processes in place
  • Handling security breaches and incidents

Highlighting the key national and international standards and regulations that also need to be reviewed and followed this guide will be of real value to all those responsible for security and business continuity in ports and can be used as an integral part of an organisation’s overall risk management system.