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26 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 15:37 GMT+2

April 28, 2022

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Merlo (Federlogistics) is missing professional figures for cybersecurity in logistics

Cyber piracy is getting more and more aggressive and insidious

The world of transport and logistics also urgently needs to equip itself to tackle cyber piracy that is increasingly aggressive and insidious and is capable of producing serious non-economic damage to entities and companies, public and private, to large groups and to small and medium-sized enterprises. However, paradoxically, the professional figures needed to develop the defense measures are lacking. Luigi Merlo, president of Federlogistics, called by President Giorgio Bucchioni of the Propeller Club of the Ports of Spezia and Marina di Carrara at the monthly meeting of the association dedicated to cybersecurity in shipping, said the president.

Merlo noted that now the opportunity to intervene is with the 170 million National Retake and Resilience Plan, which should involve not only the port authorities and public bodies, but also private operators, from the terminals to the maritime companies, expeditions and customs. Investments that could allow the cyber manager to be inserted into the staff, to take on new figures, which are not yet easily found. The difficulty of finding these resources is two emblematic cases cited by Merlo : the MSC-based group of armor has opened a cybersecurity centre in Turin, prospecting a staff of 650 units and struggling to complete it so much so that it can be done. still missing 250, while the same Agency for National Cybersecurity is looking for its staff in private companies.

In order to address these shortcomings, Merlo addressed Piergino Scardigli, founder and president of the National Transport and Logistics School, to urge him to consider the launch of these professional courses as soon as possible to respond to the needs of the port world and logistics.

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