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lecture: Hacking on a boat
Fun with onboard maritime systems
Modern vessels are equipped with all kinds of electronics, to easy navigation, assist in manoevring and -by far the most important- assist in the safety of the ship and its passengers. In this talk, we will evaluate the security principles that have been used to design these systems and how we can break into the onboard systems.
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Unfortunately, information security has not been a primal design choice for many onboard systems on board of a ship. However, these systems are vital for a safe and efficient passage. In recent history, physical separation of onboard systems limited the amount of attack vectors, but with an increasing number of hyperconnected systems, the physical access controls no longer offer sufficient defence against attacks.
As ships are communicating constantly with the outside world. either to send out their positions or call for assistance in case of emergencies, connecting multiple systems introduces new security challenges.