Maritime Cybersecurity
A Guide for Leaders and Managers

by Gary C. Kessler & Steven D. Shepard

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Page last updated: 26 January 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 security:

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