In a new survey of internet users globally, social media companies emerged as the leading source of distrust, surpassed only by cyber criminals, with 75% who distrust the internet citing Facebook and others.
Large shipping losses are now at their lowest level this century having declined by over 50% year on year. The South China, Indochina, Indonesia and Philippines maritime region remains the top loss location.
In the first quarter of 2019, IMB reported 38 incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea, representing 28 fewer incidents than the first quarter of 2018 (66).
The ICS is very concerned by reports that a merchant ship, the Palau-flagged tanker Elhiblu 1, had been taken over by migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.
In view of the continuing threat of pirate attacks, shipping companies must continue to maintain full compliance with BMP5 and be vigilant in their voluntary reporting.
By Carina Bruwer, PhD candidate, Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.
Accenture study reveals only 30 percent of organizations are very confident in internet security.
As cybercrime becomes more sophisticated and even a method of warfare, technologies such as machine learning, Big Data, and blockchain will become prominent.
Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, finds out from Tarry Singh, a top AI expert, how AI is driving the economic growth of the maritime industry to its next stage of evolution.
Turning the tide of piracy and attacks is not a difficult operation in terms of military and law enforcement.