Cyber Resilience for the Shipping Industry (CyberShip)

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Description

The shipping industry has become more vulnerable to cyber-attacks in recent years, because of its dependence on information technology and increasingly complex networks. Cyber systems are incorporated into almost every facet of maritime operations, such as financial and human resources management, security systems, navigation (Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Automatic Identification System (AIS), Electronic Chart Display Systems (ECDIS), etc.), communications, electronic certificates, cargo tracking, pre-arrival processing and other key systems and equipment. All maritime structures (including ships and offshore facilities) as well as the connected infrastructure (e.g. offices of shipping companies, ports etc) are vulnerable. Currently, the awareness regarding cyber security aspects is either at a very low level or completely disregarded. The issue of cyber security has been brought into the attention of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and industry associations such as BIMCO and others. As a result of this guidelines for tackling cyber security problems have been developed.
This project is aimed at providing shipping companies and regulators with a reference framework and decision support model to better cope with disruptions originating from a cyber-attack.
AcronymCyberShip
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/09/201729/05/2020

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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