From 4th to 7th of June 2019, the transport logistic, the world's leading trade fair for logistics and transport, took place in Munich. On this occasion, the project SecProPort was presented to the interested public at the booth of project coordinator dbh Logistics IT AG. SecProPort's goal is to systematically develop a security architecture for the communications network around sea and inland ports, based on the in-depth analysis of cyber threats. Sophisticated countermeasures against cyberattacks should always be kept up to date - after all, more than 90 percent of intercontinental goods are transported by sea.
Project Coordinator Karin Steffen-Witt (dbh) and Dr. Nils Meyer-Larsen (ISL) participated in the conference "Digitalization and cyber security threats in the transport and logistics industry". According to the speakers, companies in the transport and logistics industry increasingly become victims of cybercrime due to the advancing digitization of processes. The speakers from Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), Deutsche Post DHL, Funk Group and DB Schenker reported on the current cyber risk landscape and presented sector-relevant threat scenarios for the transport and logistics industry. Furthermore, new innovations in cybersecurity were presented. The representatives of SecProPort discussed possible synergy effects and cooperations with individual speakers.
SecProPort is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure within the IHATEC program and has a duration of three years.