Cyber threat is now on everybody’s radar

by Edwin Lampert

Just three short years ago the cyber security threat in the maritime industry was largely dismissed. Attitudes varied according to the size of an organisation and type of trade.

We have since seen a seismic shift in attitudes which has been precipitated by a mix of high profile incidentsand regulation. IMO requires that shipowners and managers incorporate cyber risks into their shipmanagement systems by 2021, and since the beginning of this year OCIMF’s SIRE programme has required tanker owners to address cyber security risks in their policies and procedures. Class societies have not been slow on the uptake either and are now issuing cyber safety notations.

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