All commercial ships with over 500 gross tonnage are required to include cyber security in their safety management systems, in line with new IMO cyber regulations effective from 1st January 2021.
Achieving compliance brings additional benefits in terms of the adoption of digitalisation on board vessels, the implementation of more secure IT networks at sea and improved efficiency for shipping companies.
IMO 2021 Webinar
Can compliance save you money and make your operations more secure? View the recording of our recent webinar, co-hosted with Bureau Veritas, here:
The panel discussion, recorded live and featuring panellists from Bureau Veritas, OSM Maritime Group, French Directorate of Maritime Affairs, North Group and Marlink, answers questions including:
- Is the IMO2021 requirement strong enough to meet the extent of the threat?
- What should owners/operators do if they have not yet prepared for IMO 2021?
- Is there a ‘baseline level’ of cyber security?
- How can technology support procedures and policies?
What is IMO 2021?
Check out our blogs “IMO2021 reinforces the need for a change of mindset on IT at sea” here:
Achieving Digitalisation and Complying with Cyber Security – White Paper
The maritime industry is experiencing the rapid adoption of digital tools and services as shipowners look to technology to deliver greater efficiency and reduced costs. Research conducted for Marlink found that 34,000 commercial vessels will have VSAT capabilities by the end of 2020. This will increase to nearly 80,000 vessels by the end of 2029.
But embracing digitalisation is not a part-time process, it demands full commitment and a complete integration of vessel fleets with onshore systems.
To help you assess your current digital strategy and prepare for IMO 2021 compliance, our white paper outlines the many benefits of taking a proactive stance on your onboard IT.
Download our “Achieving Digitalisation” White Paper here