Cyber Security – New IACS Recommendations Published

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has published 9 (nine) of its 12 (twelve) recommendations on cyber safety with the aim of enabling the delivery of cyber resilient ships whose resilience can be maintained throughout their working lives.  These eagerly anticipated recommendations are the result of a long-term initiative from IACS that has benefited considerably from…

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DNVGL – Managing Cyber security risks – How to make your company and ships more cyber-resilient

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Cyber security is a complex subject and, sadly, cannot be fixed simply by purchasing a “magic box”. Neither can it be qualified in one single index or grade of security/risk. For illustrational purposes, cyber security can be divided into three categories: People, Technology and Processes. Each  category is equally important and needs to be addressed…

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Cyprus Shipping Chamber – Cyber Security Vulnerability Management Case Study

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) There is a perception within the shipping industry that where cyber security is concerned; “it can’t happen to us”. The implementation of effective cyber security management, especially onboard vessels is a low-level priority and that simple anti-virus protection or that introducing an air-gap between critical systems is adequate. The truth of the matter is…

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USCG – Cybersecurity Framework profiles for Offshore Operations and Passenger Vessels

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The United States Office of Port and Facility Compliance recently announced the release of new cybersecurity framework profiles for the Offshore Operations and Passenger Vessel industries, providing a pathway for these industries to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework was developed in 2014 to address and manage…

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UK Cyber Security Code of Practice for Ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) During London International Shipping Week 2017, the UK Government launched the ‘Cyber Security Code of Practice for Ships’ (the ‘2017 Code’). The 2017 Code presents a framework and a series of steps which it recommends those operating in the maritime industry take to make the industry more resistant to cyber attacks and more attuned to cyber security…

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