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Forum speakers warn of GPS jammers, other maritime cyber threats

Mar 3, 2015 10:44 AM

Capt. David Moskoff cites the risk from devices that are easily obtained on the Internet

U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Chuck Michel addresses the Learning Seminar and Symposium on Maritime Cyber Security.

Courtesy In Homeland Security

U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Chuck Michel addresses the Learning Seminar and Symposium on Maritime Cyber Security.

(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — Electronic threats to the maritime industry include GPS jammers that can effectively render a vessel's communications useless, participants were told Monday at the Learning Seminar and Symposium on Maritime Cyber Security, according to the website In Homeland Security. Keynote speaker Capt. David Moskoff of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy warned of a "denial of service" attack involving jammers that are readily available on the Internet.

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