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30 June 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:47 GMT+2

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Federlogistica calls for emergency measures to combat cyber attacks

Blackbird: a mortal blow to the economy is possible

Federlogistica has urged the immediate adoption of measures emergency to counter cyber attacks, risk rendered even more evident and immediate from the very recent action of the Russian hacking group Killnet that temporarily put out use websites of Italian institutions and companies, including - has underlined the Italian Federation of Logistics Companies - transport and logistics companies, customs, rail transport, airports and port terminals.

'The Ministry of Infrastructure and Mobility Sustainable - asked the president to Federlogistica-Conftrasporto, Luigi Merlo - must do immediately charged with the functions of direction and support both to the public structures both those companies in the transport sector - logistics - shipping that play a strategic role, such as port terminals, in coordination with the National Agency for cybersecurity'.

For Federlogistica, "it must also be developed in very fast a training project that allows the system to have those high-level professional figures who are essential for a mapping and constant updating on cyber dangers and on the measures of reaction to them».

"If to the delays resulting from the blackout of Chinese ports should the consequences of an effective cyber attack be added to the strategic nodes of our logistics and port system - has concluded Merlo - the economy of the entire country would suffer a blow deadly, in a moment already characterized by an extreme fragility and weakness".

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