The maritime industry is increasingly reliant on IT systems for day-to-day operations. While IT helps optimize costs, increase efficiency, enhance safety and more, it also comes with a greater risk of cyberattacks. The rapid evolution of the IT environment and connectivity between IT and operational technology (OT) systems only adds to the potential vulnerabilities and threats in the maritime sector.
People have been talking about “digital transformation” for several years but not doing a lot about it. That is until the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and businesses were forced to retool their business models virtually overnight. In a recent study by Software AG, 97 percent of IT professionals said they went through some kind of digital transformation (DX) project in 2020.