Lessons Learned from a malware incident on a cruise ships control systems

November 13, 2024 @ 13:20 - 13:55

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Technical Level: Beginner

Real event: What happens when a cruise ship suffers a malware incident on its OT systems, causing massive disturbance of its essential systems? Human error, combined with multiple factors, can lead to the failure of the ship’s automation and navigation systems, limiting the ability to sail the ship and continue the cruise. Does the ship return to port? How do we get the ship back to an operational state? How could this have been prevented?


Christopher Stein

Christopher Stein

Lead Engineer, Maritime Cybersecurity, Royal Caribbean Group