The North P&I Club in the UK is undertaking a ‘Be Cyber Aware At Sea’ campaign to highlight the cyber threats facing shipowners, aiming to raise awareness of the increasing danger to international shipping, ports and offshore operations.
ABS has been awarded a research contract by the Maritime Security Center (MSC) – a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, led by the Stevens Institute of Technology – for a two-year research programme focused on defining the future of cybersecurity for the maritime industry.
Netherlands-based Port-IT has released the complete version of its IRIS cyber security package for the maritime industry, building upon the free basic Remote IRIS version of the e-mail scanning service that was announced in April of this year.
Shipmanagement company Thome has announced that it has begun a review of its cyber security protocols, in reaction to what it calls “the very real threat” of malicious cyber-attacks on the shipping industry.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) and QinetiQ have announced that they are working together on a pilot project with LNG carrier operator GasLog to explore ways of increasing the level of security on cyber-enabled ships, with tailored methodologies for LNG vessels with respect to IMO/USCG guidelines and available standards.
ABS has introduced new volume releases and revisions for its CyberSafety series of cybersecurity certification and optional notations for marine and offshore assets and facilities.
DNV GL has published a Recommended Practice (RP) on ‘Cyber Security Resilience Management’, developed in cooperation with customers to provide guidance on risk assessment, general improvements to cyber security, and the verification of security improvements and management systems.
IMO has issued new guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management, available free for download, containing a number of recommendations for shipping companies on how to protect their technology assets against digital disaster.
The North P&I Club in the UK has set out the growing range of cyber risks now facing shipowners in a new loss prevention briefing entitled ‘Cyber Risks and Shipping’, which highlights the need for mitigation measures to be taken by shipowners against cyber attacks.
AMMITEC, the association of shipping IT managers based in Greece, has launched a new set of guidelines for vessel operators in dealing with the issue of cyber security.
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