With the increasing use of systems with embedded software on ships and mobile offshore platforms, cyber security is becoming critical not only for data protection, but also for reliable operations. According to Symantec Security Response, “You don’t need as many technical skills to find one person who might be willing, in a moment of weakness, to open up an attachment that contains malicious content.” 97% of attacks actually consist of trying to trick a user using social engineering techniques. Phishing and social engineering, unintentional downloads of malware, etc., are common issues.
DNV offers an e-learning course for your crews and shore staff to raise awareness concerning cyber security, focusing on issues such as what typical cyber-attacks are and how staff can contribute to your company’s cyber security. The e-learning course “Maritime Cyber Security Awareness” developed by DNV’s Maritime Academy raises awareness about threats and countermeasures, addressing your cyber security management system by encouraging the crew’s good cyber hygiene. The course explains in simple steps how and where cyber-attacks may target not only your direct IT infrastructure, but also the embedded software in assorted operational technology (OT) systems on board.
The easy-to-understand course is intended for a wider audience, the material also leverages key safety management practices and shows how they can be applied to cyber security within the maritime and offshore industries.
Each user will receive an individual access code for the course and an electronic certificate upon successful completion. This makes it possible to keep track of and verify who has done the training. The course is available online, which means it can run from every computer with Internet access.
The course is designed to help you address the single most important issue in cyber security – staff awareness. The course uses easy-to-understand language concepts to address the crew and staff member.
Four training modules outline the role of each individual in preventing breaches of cyber security and mitigating damage in the event of a successful cyber-attack. With the tool, the users will understand how changing their behaviour can make a real contribution to cyber security.
Cyber security threats have increased over the past few years in the maritime industries. DNV offers an immediate solution to help you train your staff to be cyber secure – it is time to act.
This course addresses IMO Resolution MSC.428 (98), and complies with TMSA 3 element on Cyber Security, OVMSA 2 element 7.3.3 and 13 KPI/best practice, thereby promoting responsible behaviour by shore-based and vessel personnel with regards to:
We can adapt the course to suit your company or add specific consulting activities. Think about your cyber security needs and discuss the possibilities with us.
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