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Maritime Cyber Security: Raise your awareness and train your crews by using E-Learning

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. Up to 97% of all cyber security incidents can be attributed to human failure. Maritime Academy helps you with the first essential steps in building up your cyber security defences. Train your staff and crews by using easy accessible e-learning.

The maritime industry is more and more relying on IT systems and thus the vulnerability of the IT infrastructure is growing. Cyber-attacks have increased exponentially over the past few years – also in the maritime industries. And they can have a major impact on all critical maritime infra-structures and IT components/assets. Although human failure is the most often reason for any cyber security incidents maritime cyber security awareness is currently low. Phishing and social engineering, unintentional downloads of malware, etc. are common issues. At the same time, most crews and on-shore staff are insufficiently prepared for cyber-attacks, resulting into behaviour that fails to contain the damage.

Address the human factor in cyber security

You can now get an e-learning course for your crews (and shore staff) to raise awareness concerning cyber security – what are typical cyber-attacks and how do they contribute to your company’s cyber security.

The e-learning course “Maritime Cyber Security Awareness” developed by DNV GL’s Maritime Academy raises awareness about threats and counter-measures, addressing your cyber security management system simply by changing crew behaviour. 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 OT (operational technology) 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.

The course

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.

On our website you will get detailed information about the E-Learning and you will find also a demo version you can test:“”