So if I hire you to take a gold brick across town to the bank, how do I ensure you won’t just run off with it?
This problem comes up in star travel frequently. By definition the cargo has to be at least as and preferably much more valuable than the resources it takes to transport it.
Because of this, many high value shipments require a ship to have a caretaker AI enter their computer systems.*
Caretaker AIs come loaded with some powerful software that can disable a ship and even fight against another AI with dangerous attack programs.
Energy Pool 4d
Trait – Attack Program 8 steps
*Even if a ship does not have a special system designated as a computer, all ships have computers, they’re just unmentioned because their capabilities are limited. A starship would not be able to function without computer control.