ClassNK releases cybersecurity management system for ships

5794644280 1c18a27307 zLeading classification society ClassNK has released its cybersecurity management system for ships

As part of the ClassNK cybersecurity series, ClassNK regularly publishes guidelines and standards that outline cybersecurity measures based on the recently released ClassNK cybersecurity approach that outlines the basic approach of ClassNK to ensure onboard cybersecurity for ships.

The ships’ cybersecurity management system provides guidance on ensuring, implementing, maintaining and continuously improving the company and ships’ cybersecurity management system with the goal of safe navigation.

It includes management measures to protect against cyber risks not only in the navigation phase but also through security by design in the construction/design phase of ships.

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(*1) and ISO27002(2*) information security management (ISM) system global standards.

According to the ISM Code, the handling of cyber risks within the company’s safety management system is recommended starting in 2021, and by implementing the requirements of these standards in the management process, companies and ships are able to carry out appropriate evaluation and management of cyber risks.

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