Almost a year ago (26 June 2017), integrated transport and logistics company AP Moller-Maersk fell victim to a NotPetya cyber-attack. The malicious computer program infected thousands of the organisation’s computers worldwide, resulting in encrypted data and locked-out users.

This had an immediate and severe impact on the company’s business, with port terminals forced to close and those that were able to open lacking any form of technology or automation – incurring an estimated cost of $200m-300m.

Maersk’s IT staff were described as “heroic” as, in order to undo the damage, they had to rebuild the IT infrastructure almost from scratch. This consisted of installing 45,000 new PCs, 4,000 new servers and 2,500 applications over the course of ten days, according to a recent Automotive Logistics article.

How would your company deal with a cyber-attack like NotPetya?

We will be joined by Maersk’s Senior Risk Manager, Sebastian Bregning, at our ‘Applying lessons learned’ workshop on Day 2 of FERMA Seminar in Antwerp this October.

The session will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear first-hand from Sebastian his experience of such a large-scale cyber attack and the preparation, crisis management, and – as per the workshop title – the lessons that Maersk has learned.

Find out more about the workshop and the Seminar’s full programme here.


The seminar will focus on cyber and corporate responsibility & sustainability. Spaces are limited so, if you are interested, don’t miss out – sign up today.

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