Maritime IT Security

The goal of the Maritime IT Security research group is to conduct impactful research into cyber threats to the Maritime Transportation System (MTS). This will be achieved by leveraging our skills across disciplines within NHL Stenden in Ethical Hacking, Secure Programming, Serious Gaming, Maritime Technology, Maritime Officer Training, Marine Shipping Innovations and Cyber Safety. Student groups from all these disciplines contribute to the research, and our scope, apart from traditional maritime activities, includes inland water, port facilities and other critical elements of the MTS.


The Maritime IT Security professorship organises regular webinars that are free to attend. Often with a guest speaker with expertise on the subject. Watch recordings of the webinars.

Simulation exercise Dutch Coast Guard 

The Dutch Coast Guard visited the MSTC simulators at the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (MIWB) on Terschelling. During this exercise, a hack on a ship was simulated by the MITS research group.

Team members


If you have a question about one of our projects or you’d like to know about the possibilities for collaborating with students, then contact us!

NHL Stenden
Professorship Maritime IT Security

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