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Global marine insurer North P&I Club is collaborating with risk management company Hudson Analytix – Cyber to encourage a better understanding among its maritime members of their vulnerability to cyber-risk and to assist in improving their cyber security processes and systems.

Friday, 08 September 2017 09:42

MSC staff to take cyber training course

Container shipping company MSC has agreed a deal with Cyprus-based maritime software provider SOFTimpact to deliver cybersecurity training to its 160 staff based on the island.

Airbus Defence and Space has partnered with CSO Alliance, a maritime community of Company Security Officers (CSOs), to build an online reporting platform for global maritime crime, including cyber incidents.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 06:47

Indian Register issues cyber class rules

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) reports that it has developed a set of class rules for cyber security, based on guidelines set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from the US Department of Commerce.

Maritime technology company Port-IT has announced that it has developed a new vessel security package called Port-IT Vanir, created in collaboration with WatchGuard to offer remotely-managed UTM (Unified Threat Management) for various aspects of ship cyber security.

Shipping giant Maersk has posted its Q2 financial results for 2017, showing a strong 8.4 per cent growth in revenues – however, the company has noted that the unexpected costs of the ‘NotPetya’ cyber-attack it suffered at the end of June will impact negatively on next quarter’s results and could run up to US$300 million.

COMSAT reports that it has added a range of cyber security systems for the maritime industry, inspired by IMO’s decision to require cyber risk management to be incorporated into safety management systems established under the ISM Code.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released a roundup of the developments coming out of the recent 98th session of its Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), showing a strong focus on technology-related areas such as autonomous ships and cyber security.

Maersk has confirmed that all vessels are sailing, online booking processes are accessible, and all APM terminal locations are operational as it works towards resuming full operations following the June 27 cyber-attack that caused a widespread shutdown of its Group IT systems.

The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released, compiled by a joint industry group led by BIMCO and now including new members OCIMF and IUMI, as well as original contributors CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO.

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