ISM Code – Cyber Security changes coming into effect

The link between people and technology is processes. IMO has given ship owners and managers until 1 January 2021 to incorporate cyber risk management into their Safety Management System (SMS) or else ships risk being detained by port state control. This includes all commercially operated vessels over 500GT. It may also include other vessels depending…

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BIMCO and ICS Publish New Cyber Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The digitalisation of maritime operations and the reliance on technology and network connectivity for daily onboard and on shore operations means that shipping is vulnerable to the threat of cyber incidents. To help crew prepare, both on the bridge and in the engine room, the new “Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use”…

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Inmarsat publishes vessel IT best practice guide

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ship managers are increasingly looking after vessels featuring sophisticated ICT and automated systems, which officers and crew rely on to complete their work. Gone are the days when a Master can expect a dedicated Radio Officer to send communications, or tell a Junior Officer to draft and send emails. Crew onboard modern ships work…

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Is the shipping industry embracing the digital age?

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The shipping industry is facing a period of great change. From an increasing focus on environmental issues, to fast-changing technology, the challenge is to keep up with the changes whilst managing spending. Reed Smith has conducted a survey in 2018 asking industry participants: How prepared are you for the digital age? In light of the responses to that survey,…

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Denmark – Cyber and Information Security Strategy for the Maritime Sector

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Denmark has launched a new sectoral strategy for the shipping industry. The strategy is a part of the Danish government’s national strategy for cyber and information security. In the Danish Cyber and Information Security Strategy, the Government has emphasised that the responsibility for cyber and information security activities in Denmark is based on the…

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BIMCO – Joint industry launches 3rd edition Cyber Security Guidelines for Ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com)  The third edition provides additional information which should help shipping companies carry out proper risk assessments and include measures in their safety management systems to protect ships from cyber-incidents. A new dedicated annex provides measures that all companies should consider implementing to address cyber risk management in an approved SMS. Ships are increasingly using…

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