The port logistics sector must respond to the new challenges and scenarios posed by a series of transforming factors that have plunged port logistics into a process of transformation that is in an unprecedented phase of acceleration.
Port services, traffic control and surveillance, infrastructure maintenance and worker safety are key aspects for the proper functioning of port sites. The field of port security has undergone major development in recent years due to the development of new technologies and security models.
The growing development of information and communication systems, as well as their connectivity, has contributed to the exponential increase of intangible virtual threats, known as “cyber-attacks”, which are increasingly affecting the maritime sector. Today, no port security management model can be considered without a cybersecurity component, as critical infrastructures are increasingly dependent on the proper functioning and protection of cyber-physical systems.