“Recently, there has been a clear increase in these attacks and their severity”, said Amar More, director at Kale Logistics Solutions. “A community approach to cybersecurity is the best thing we can do to mitigate the risks.”

In the week that CMA CGM suffered a data breach, eyes are once again on cyber security.

But while the shipping lines (eg Maersk) and forwarders (ECU Worldwide, Toll Group) have taken the vast majority of headlines, the threat in air cargo is also high.

Between 2019 and 2020, there was a 530% increase in cyber attacks reported to Eurocontrol, while there were 775 cyber attacks on airlines in 2020 – and just 150 at airports.

Some 95% of these attacks were financially motivated, according to the Eurocontol report, leading to a financial loss in 55% of cases. Nearly 35% saw the leaking of data.

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