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Member Webinar: Maritime Cybersecurity

Graphic promoting a NCyTE Center Monthly Member Webinar about a video series on maritime cybersecurity

The NCyTE Member Webinar on Friday, April 23, 2021 looked at a series of three videos on maritime cybersecurity on the NCyTE YouTube channel. Dr. Philip Craiger of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University presented on the series of three videos he created and explained how faculty and teachers can use these videos to supplement their information technology or cybersecurity curriculum.

Representatives of NCyTE member institutions who were unable to attend the live webinar can log in to their NCyTE Center accounts, then watch a video of the webinar. PowerPoint slides of the presentation can be downloaded from the Member Webinar Videos web page.

Craiger, an NCyTE Center Co-PI, is a Professor of Cybersecurity in the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

His presentation provides highlights from the three videos, introducing the Maritime Transportation System (MTS) as part of our nation’s critical infrastructure and exploring its growing reliance on complex systems of information communication technologies. Craiger mentions some interesting maritime cybersecurity case studies, including the infection of the Maersk network by NotPetya malware and attacks on ships' digital navigation systems through means such as Automatic Identification System (AIS) spoofing.

As a companion text to course material on this topic, Craiger recommends the book Maritime Cybersecurity: A Guide for Leaders and Managers by Gary C. Kessler and Steven D. Shepard. 

The maritime cybersecurity video series is one of several video series on the NCyTE YouTube channel providing an overview of applications of cybersecurity normally not typically addressed in information technology or cybersecurity courses. These videos help broaden students' understanding of how cybersecurity affects various domains:
• National Airspace System Cybersecurity video series
• Small UAS (Drone) Cybersecurity video series
• Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management video series


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