Maritime Cybersecurity
A Guide for Leaders and Managers
Second Edition

by Gary C. Kessler & Steven D. Shepard

This Web page is devoted to providing updated or additional information with which to supplement Maritime Cybersecurity: A Guide for Leaders and Managers.

Page last updated: 31 July 2022


This section contains all references for the book plus additional resources.

Chapter 1. The Maritime Transportation System (MTS)
Chapter 2. Cybersecurity Basics
Chapter 3. Case Studies: Cyber Attacks on the Maritime Sector
Chapter 4. Ports and Cybersecurity
Chapter 5. Shipboard Communication Systems
Chapter 6. Navigation Systems
Chapter 7. Industrial Control and Autonomous Systems
Chapter 8. Strategies for Maritime Cyberdefense
Chapter 9. Concluding Thoughts

Ancillary Material

Author Podcasts/Interviews/Presentations

Maritime Cyber Newsletters, Blogs, and Web Sites

Maritime Journals

GPS/GNSS-Related Sites

Ship Tracking/AIS Aggregation Web Sites

Papers Related to Securing AIS

One area of Gary's research is related to AIS, AIS security vulnerabilities and exploits, and methods with which to secure AIS. Although not a specific theme of the book, a secure AIS is integral to a secure MTS. In that spirit, here are some papers specifically related to AIS (and some GNSS) security:

About the Authors and the Book

Gary C. Kessler, Ph.D., CISSP, is President of Gary Kessler Associates, a consulting, research, and training company located in Ormond Beach, Florida. He has been in the information security and education fields for more than 40 years, and is a retired professor of cybersecurity. Gary is a Principal Consultant at Fathom5, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a visiting faculty member in the Electrical Engineering & Cyber Systems Section at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives about maritime cybersecurity issues. Gary has a B.A. in mathematics from Humboldt State College (California), an M.S. degree in computer science from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in computing technology in education from Nova Southeastern University (Florida). His research interests focus on maritime cybersecurity, particularly related to AIS, as well as network protocols, digital forensics, and cybersecurity management and policy. Gary is Chief of the Cyber Augmentation Branch in the USCG Auxiliary, a Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, and holds a USCG master merchant mariner certificate. Gary lives in Florida with his wife, Gayle.

Dr. Steven Shepard is the founder of the Shepard Communications Group in Williston, Vermont, and co-founder of the Executive Crash Course Company. A professional author, photographer, audio producer, and educator with more than 35 years of experience in the technology industry, he has written books and articles on a wide variety of topics. Steve received his undergraduate degree in Spanish and Romance Philology from the University of California at Berkeley, his master’s degree in International Business from St. Mary’s College, and his Ph.D. at the Da Vinci Institute in Rivonia, South Africa. He is a Senior Fellow of the Da Vinci Institute of South Africa; a Founding Director of the African Telecoms Institute; and an Emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of Champlain College. He was Resident Director of the University of Southern California’s Executive Leadership and Advanced Management Programs for more than 25 years and is adjunct professor at Emory University and the Da Vinci Institute, among others. Thanks to a childhood spent in Spain, Steve is native fluent in Spanish and routinely publishes and delivers presentations in that language. He lives in Vermont with his wife Sabine, who has put up with him for more than 45 years.

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