Technical Papers

2016 Update: Threats of Port Cyber Security

  Edition 72 - The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016     Port Focus,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Port Focus,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation

Ports are critical infrastructures. Unavailability of a large port could present a major economic incident for a state or countr. ,A solid cyber security plan is a must in any modern port. How ready are you?

Securing Port Perimeters: Land and Seaborne Threats

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Ports and terminals are a significant part of the UK’s critical infrastructure, directly contributing almost US$14.3 billion a year to the UK economy. However, with the increasing threats of trespassing, vandalism, theft and terrorism from both land and sea, ensuring the security of a port’s border is becoming increasingly difficult. Ports represent a major point of vulnerability that could have a disastrous impact if breached, not only for the industry and businesses alike, but also human life

Port and Border Security: Technology to Transform

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

The escalating problem of cross-border movement of contraband is driving the need for advanced technology, which not only detects a range of illicit or dangerous items, but also introduces a much higher level of automation. Add to this ever-increasing volumes of traffic at ports and land borders, a requirement for stricter controls and faster clearance times and the list of demands for border security is long and complex

IoT: Piracy and Maritime Cyber Risks

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Pirates infiltrate a shipping company’s systems to identify ships with valuable cargoes and minimal onboard security. The vessel is hijacked and only the containers with valuable cargoes are taken. Pirates hand-pick their shipping targets online by tracking the navigation of a vessel through an Automatic Identification System (AIS). Smugglers hack into networked systemsto locate containers with drug contraband and cleanly confiscate the drugs without detection

Protecting Ships: The Threat of Hackers

  Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue     Security, Surveillance and Detection,Global Issues

The danger of cyber-attack on computers and networks has been recognised as a Tier 1 threat by the UK government in its 2010 National Security Strategy, how can you defend the supply chain?




L-3: protecting commerce intelligently

  Edition 68 - The Mega-Terminals Edition     Security, Surveillance and Detection,Global Issues,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Our economic security depends on companies and individuals having access to a safe, secure and efficient global supply chain. The likelihood of disruption increases, as does the risk to economic security, when the global supply chain grows in complexity



Optimising port security: the effective use of surveillance cameras

  Edition 66 - The Collector's Edition II     Security, Surveillance and Detection,Global Issues,Security, Surveillance and Detection

IP-based surveillance systems are incredibly useful for port authorities in enabling them to manage routine operations in a more efficient way, find out more here

Increased risk of cybercrime at ports

  Edition 66 - The Collector's Edition II     Security, Surveillance and Detection,Global Issues,Security, Surveillance and Detection

Whilst technological advances undoubtedly provide greater operational efficiencies and opportunities for port and terminal operators to mitigate their exposure to theft and fraud, unfortunately they equally benefit criminal organisations.



Smoking out the Smugglers

  Edition 64 - Mega Ship Ready     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port Planning & Finance,Security, Surveillance and Detection

This organisational feature looks at Smiths Detections' mobile cargo scanner HCVM T x-ray system for detecting smuggling threats at Luxembourg customs. Its material discrimination capability enables a high level of steel penetration so complete vehicles can be scanned, thereby increasing effectiveness.