Classification society ClassNK has released its Cyber Security Management System for Ships, providing guidance on ensuring, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving the cyber security management system of companies and ships with the goal of safe navigation.
It includes management measures for protection against cyber risks not only during the navigation of ships, but also in the construction/design stage of ships through Security by Design.
The standards focus on the Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technology (OT) that support ship navigation, and were created with reference to the latest IACS recommendations and ISO27001 and ISO27002 Information Security Management System global standards.
According to the ISM Code, the handling of cyber risks within the safety management system of companies is recommended beginning in 2021, and by implementing the requirements of these standards into the management process, says ClassNK, companies and ships are able to appropriately evaluate and manage cyber risks.
The Cyber Security Management System is available to download free of charge via ClassNK’s website www.classnk.com for those who have registered for the ClassNK “My Page” service.