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BLOG: Best Practices for Securing Maritime from Ship to Shore

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Cruise lines, ports and shipping firms are embracing digital transformation (DX) to increase efficiency and reduce costs. The increase in connectivity - more devices, users, and applications on the network – expands the attack surface and creates risk across information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments.

As the maritime industry adapts their IT and OT infrastructure to account for DX, they must also undergo a security transformation to protect against evolving cyber threats. Fortinet asked transportation leaders about their challenges and needs for cybersecurity across their environment through a research study. Based on their input, we identified five best practices specifically for T&L organizations:

  1. Segment the network into zones of control
  2. Control, identity, and access management
  3. Identify assets, classify, and prioritize value
  4. Analyze network traffic for threats and vulnerabilities
  5. Secure both wired and wireless access


Fortinet provides the maritime industry with a proactive approach to security transformation through the Fortinet Security Fabric. Fortinet makes possible a digital world that you can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere. This is why maritime, cruise lines, ports, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to secure their digital transformation. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical infrastructure – devices, data, applications, and connections – from the data center to the cloud to the home office. More than 615,000 customers trust Fortinet.
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