Cyber Security, an Emergency for Transport and Logistics

The first Round Table organized by the Logistic Digital Community (LDC) entitled: “Cyber ​​Security, an emergency for the Transport and Logistics supply chain” took place on Monday 24th of January 2022.

After the institutional greetings from the President of the Liguria region Giovanni Toti, the Mayor of Genoa Marco Bucci and the President of Federlogistica Luigi Merlo, the President of the LDC Davide Falteri, opened the Round Table.

“It is a historic moment for the country; the issue of cyber security concerns all realities and is today more strongly debated than ever in the country ”warns Davide Falteri; “In fact, companies are called upon to invest in corporate safety and only with the collaboration of all the operators we have results” continues the President. The meetings of the Logistic Digital Community have the scope to address and to discuss the most important issues for the Transport and Logistics, to spread the digital culture among companies starting from staff training; sometimes it is underestimated, “and this can create serious problems for companies” underlines Davide Falteri at the end of his speech.

“Unfortunately, Italian companies, even those in logistics, are too small and the do not have a financial structure to support the costs to protect themselves from cyber attacks”, said Paolo Odone, president of Confcommercio of Genoa.

This is a real emergency; today “hacking companies paid to undermine the logistics of competing countries, paid-for-subscription operating systems available on the dark web, starting from 40 euros per month, which carry out systematic attacks on companies in order to obtain substantial redemptions ”explains Paola Girdinio, President of the Start 4.0 competence center and professor at the University of Genoa. “The cost of cybersecurity was six times that of the GDP of the whole world” she warns.

Giovanni Satta, professor at the University of Genoa and member of CIELI, traced the importance in economic terms of the effects that a cyber attack can bring to the company structure. “There are not only direct costs” explains the Professor “there is also a cost, more difficult to calculate but equally concrete, deriving from the loss of trust on the part of the customer, who finds himself having a worse and slower service, which reputation costs are added” with long-term repercussions. “The problem is that investing in cybersecurity is expensive, and companies often tend to postpone it”; in Italy, investments in cybersecurity last year amounted to 1.3 billion euros, globally among the lowest, but the most worrying thing is that only 2% of these resources were invested in cybertraining “concludes Satta .

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