A research and development project is born with the creation of a Center of Excellence in maritime cybersecurity.
The five-year initiative is the result of a collaboration between Polytechnique Montréal, Neptune Cyber and Chantier Davie Canada.
The partners wish under this agreement to develop and market cybersecurity solutions adapted to the needs of the maritime sector, it was specified Thursday, in a press release.
Transport ships, frigates, cargo management and port infrastructure can be targeted by cybercriminals due to “the acceleration of digitization and automation in the maritime world”, it was argued. , giving examples of remote navigation take-over, communications hacking, viruses and ransomware.
Neptune Cyber Inc. and Chantier Davie Canada will make a contribution of $ 1.7 million, including $ 500,000 in cash and $ 1.2 million in support and equipment for the duration of the project.