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Managing cyber risk requires a ‘top-down’ approach

When it comes to cyber security, action is needed from top management, highlights Mrs. Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonAnalytix, adding that a cultural change is therefore vital not only to support cyber-security resources but also to achieve and sustain cyber resilient capability.

Lubricant options for a post-2020 world

Shell Marine’s post-2020 cylinder oil expectations are based on a defined position on marine fuel use after the IMO’s cap on sulphur content comes into play, explains Shell Marine Global Technical Manager, Dr Sara Lawrence.

Shipping needs a proactive approach toward digital disruption

During Posidonia 2018, SAFETY4SEA team met with Mr. Panos Yannoulis, President of OceanKing, for an exclusive interview regarding the key challenges that industry is currently facing.  Among many issues for consideration by industry stakeholders, Mr. Yannoulis noted that disrupting changes are on the way and therefore industry needs to be proactive and do its best to balance associated risks

Safety culture in shipping needs less bureaucracy, more motivation

In an interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Andreas Nicolaou, Managing Director at Dromon Bureau of Shipping, argued that the road to a robust safety culture in the maritime industry is not to add new standards, but to ensure the effective implementation of the existing standards.

The seven phases of a cyber attack

Over the last years, cyber security is turning into a key area of concern for all industries and sectors, with the maritime industry making no exemption. Craig Reeds, CISSP, Cyber Security Senior Consultant DNV GL – Digital Solutions, provided the seven steps to a cyber attack, exploring a change in the way that hacks are being performed.

The hidden benefits of an Inventory of Hazardous Materials

John Chillingworth, Senior Marine Principal of Lucion Marine, argues that IHM surveys, when carried out correctly, can have a range of unexpected benefits for ship owners. These benefits include an asbestos free ship which does not put crew at risk of potential exposure, as well as prevention of delays and additional costs.

Shipping and human element: An underrated relationship

Studies say that the 90% of all accidents at sea are caused by the human factor. There is hope that autonomy can bring a drop in the number of collisions and groundings, particularly when it comes to navigation-related ones. But, what’s the percentage of accidents prevented by humans?

The Cyber Risk Landscape

While speaking at the SAFETY4SEA Cyber Masterclass, Mr. Max J. Bobys, Vice President, HudsonCyber, presented the rapidly evolving cyber risk landscape, specifically in the maritime industry. Mr. Bobys discussed the IMO’s current cyber risk management framework, and he referred to common questions into challenges shipping companies face, along with forthcoming trends.  

Cyber risks: Insurance cover and cyber preparedness

While speaking at the recent SAFETY4SEA Cyber Masterclass, Mr. Colin Gillespie, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), The North of England P&I Club, highlighted that the risk of cyber-attacks is a continuing and evolving threat across all industries and sectors. Shipping companies are no exception.

Integrated Crime Cyber Insurance for the marine transport industry

While speaking at SAFETY4SEA Cyber Masterclass, Mr. Nick Taylor, Consultant, Shoreline, provided feedback on Cyber or IT Security from the insurer’s perspective, noting that shipowners are called to address them. The pressure is not as severe as that imposed by the Oil Pollution Act 1990, where attitudes to prevent environmental pollution had to change.


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