Maritime Cyber Security

The risk to ships from cyber-attacks is continuously increasing due to the growing usage of technology that features digitisation, automation, and system integration.


Danger of Disruptions and Destruction

Terrorists, criminals, states, and opportunists all pose a threat to ships through unauthorised access or malicious attacks to systems and networks.

The types of cyber-attack include disruptions of operations, destruction of data, commercial espionage, criminal intelligence gathering, and ransoming operability.

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Cyber-attacks on the maritime industry have increased by 900% over the last three years.

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Protecting Your Vessel

We address risks ashore and on-board to provide you with cyber security solutions. Our activity covers the assessment and protection of all relevant systems, assets, operations, and data, including the ship-to-shore interface. We focus on protecting your IT, OT, information, and data to ensure the safety of your ship, personnel, cargo, and company.

Protection & privacy of personal data

Our services protect the owners, staff and guests data from unauthorised access along with secure deletion of private data if necessary.

Employee & Personnel Screening

As confidential and private data will be accessed and available to individuals in your employment, it is vital to know the individual is not susceptible to cohesion or bribery. Our screening provides confidence is trustworthiness.

Drone Detection
& Mitigation.

Protect your vessel from the growing threat of drones.

Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments

Penetration tests vary from an initial assessment of existing security mechanisms to full vulnerability scanning of your entire system.

Electronic counter measures

Using state of the art equipment we carry out searches for conventional and non-conventional eavesdropping devices including those using digital and modern gsm-based devices.

Social engineering

Crew tend to be creatures of habit, meet in the same places, with the same people. Are they aware of the risks this may pose to them, the vessel and the owner? Our Cyber Awareness training is key in helping protect against a cyber attack.


As part of our preparation for the possibility of a cyber-attack, we identify systems, assets, operations, and data that could be at risk. This activity leads to the development of contingency plans and the implementation of risk-control measures covering on-shore and on-board.


We enhance our ability to predict how you may be the target of a cyber-attack using our extensive experience and a close assessment of your operations. We also use knowledge of attacks from the past, for example when shipping giant Maersk was hit by ransomware that ended up costing them more than £200 million.


Our activity includes a variety of measures to protect your resilience and security. We cover all systems within your shipping operations and services that could be threatened by a cyber-attack. We also anticipate the growing threat of cyber-attack and espionage conducted using drones.


Additional Maritime Services

CDS brings extensive experience in the development and implementation of cyber and data security solutions to protect your data and privacy.

Incident Response

Response and containment in the event of an attack, helping to identify possible entry points, identify stolen data, clean up affected systems and offer clear, concise guidance on what measures to take post-event to assist in prevention of any future compromises.

Assessments & Testing

Simply installing a cyber and privacy solution and not reviewing, monitoring or updating regularly introduces and allows an unnecessary level of risk. CDS are experts in assessing and testing systems to ensure they are working to include penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, remote monitoring and wireless network assessments.

ARM – Alert, Record, Monitor

Knowing what is happening on any network at any point in time is of paramount importance. Without continued alerting, recording and monitoring of events, network activity and system changes, how could you possibly know a breach has occurred or a security risk exists?

Privacy & GDPR

Do you know where your data is stored, where it's going and who has access to it? CDS provide protection and privacy of personal, confidential and commercially sensitive data regardless of where this is stored, be that onboard a vessel, corporate offices or mobile devices.

Counter Measures

Eavesdropping and spying are increasingly more prevalent for high profile and / or wealthy businesses or individuals. CDS thwarts unwanted cybercrime through comprehensive TSCM electronic counter-measures services including the detection of visual and listening surveillance devices and countersurveillance software for accessing computing and mobile devices.

Anti-Drone Protection

As the number of drones grows exponentially, so do the challenges. The wide reach of drone surveillance technology increases the risk of Cyber Security attack and the threat to privacy. A.I.M is the only anti-drone system that detects, guards and protects high-value assets against the new and growing threat of drones.

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If you have a cyber or privacy issue or have been attacked recently then contact us today to speak with one of our security specialists to arrange an initial consultation.

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