Cyber Security Guide from the Digital Container Shipping Association

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In an age where IT and operational technology is increasingly connected and automated, the ability to prevent cyber attacks is a core competency every carrier must have – on shore and onboard ships. The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) has published the DCSA Implementation Guide for Cyber Security on Vessels for the global container shipping industry. The purpose…

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Ports and port systems: Cyber security code of practice updated

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK government has published an updated version of its Ports and port systems: cyber security code of practice document, which aims to provide guidance for companies with responsibility for protecting technical systems at port facilities and vessels docked in ports. The guidance was produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in conjunction with…

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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 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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