Perceived Information Security in the Maritime Sector
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The maritime sector is increasingly dependent on digital systems; systems that inmany cases was initially designed without security in mind. At the same time, it isreported that the levels of information security awareness within the sector is lowto non-existing. It is reported that low levels of information security awareness,and security issues with GNSS and AIS, are among the top 10 digital vulnerabilitieswithin the maritime sector. There are several examples of how scientists haveproven that the wireless systems can be manipulated, and how. This thesis, namedPerceived Information Security in the Maritime Sector, aims to uncover the relationshipbetween actual security in GPS and AIS, and how the stakeholders withinthe sector consider it to be. The initial hypothesis was that the considered securityis higher than the actual security. To be able to view the trends of the sector,a survey was used to measure the respondent s views on GPS and AIS. The datagathered from the survey indicates that the stakeholders of the maritime sector issomewhat over-confident about both system security and potential impact if thesystems are compromised.