Defending the Cyber Sea: Legal Challenges Ahead

Abstract:

New technologies are creating a massive concern for the shipping industry as cyberat-tacks on board ships and in ports continue to rise. More than 90% of world trade is carried by the shipping industry; and, as of 2018, there are more than 53,000 merchant ships sailing the cyber seas. At the same time, these systems are very vulnerable to cyberattacks. Through empirical research, this paper explores the global maritime cybersecurity legal landscape and advances recommendations for policy and legal frameworks essential to ensure safety and security on the cyber sea.


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Professor of Cyber Law and Cybersecurity, Boston University, Boston, MA
USA

Prof. Virginia Greiman is an internationally recognized scholar and expert in the fields of National Cyber Security and Cyber Law and Regulation. She serves as Assistant Professor at Boston University Metropolitan College and is a member of the Boston University Law Faculty. She has also held academic appointments at Harvard University Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her teaching and research focus on megaproject strategies and governance, cyber law and international law, national security strategies, cyber warfare and surveillance, global cybercrime and enforcement, privacy law and big data, and corporate innovation and competitiveness. She served in the United States Department of Justice and as an international legal consultant for the U.S. Department of State in Eastern and Central Europe. She has served as an advisor to numerous international and national organizations including The United States Air Force Institute of Technology Center for Cyberspace Research, the United States Agency for International Development, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the World Bank, and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Professor Greiman has held executive and advisory positions with several of the world’s largest megaprojects in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia, including Boston’s $15 billion-dollar Big Dig Project, London’s Crossrail Project, India’s Megaproject Initiatives and Smart Cities Program, Taiwan and Southeast Asia National Science Parks, as well as the U.S. Nuclear Power Industry and Development in the South China Sea.

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