BIMCO, together with other leading shipping organisations, has today launched a set of guidelines to help the global shipping industry prevent major safety, environmental and commercial issues that could result from a cyber incident onboard a ship.
The cyber guidelines launched today are a first for the shipping industry, developed by international shipping associations, comprising BIMCO, CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO - and with support from a wide range of stakeholders.
The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships are free to download from the BIMCO website.
As leading shipping associations, this document has been put together professionally with a detailed understanding of the shipping industry. The guidance is comprehensive and after reading it, the case is clear.
- Carry out IT risk assessments both onshore and vessels
- Investigate implementing a Cyber defence stategy
- Use the guidelines as best practice