The project deals with the emerging field of maritime cybersecurity. As the maritime transport sector is undergoing rapid digital transformation, the issues of security is falling behind. Yet, security is essential for the successful implementation of digitalisation measures aiming to make transport more effective, economical and sustainable. Furthermore, substandard security (both in hardware, software and usage) can expose sensitive information leading to security breaches that enable attacks, crime and espionage.
The ultimate aim of this project will be to increase the level of security in the ongoing digitalisation of the shipping and logistics sector, through connecting maritime stakeholders with the IT-sector and the academic fields of cybersecurity, Big Data and Internet of Things. Through this approach the project supports digitalisation measures that contributes to improved quality and greener transports.
The strategy is to create a structure for enabling the development of an interregional business networked platform/digital innovation hub, for needs assessment and match-making in order to stimulate innovation as well as the development of adapted services.
The long-term effect would be an increase in digital security within maritime transport as well as a specialisation of the South Baltic area in the field of secure maritime digitalisation, safeguarding a coordinated long-term approach for responding to present and future security needs, while also mobilising private companies as key players in shaping this response.