The HACyberLogix platform, resulting from cooperation with HudsonCyber, is a secure, cloud-based programme, designed specifically for the maritime industry, to help shipowners assess their cyber security capabilities and gain insight into what changes need to be implemented for January 2021 compliance.

During an initial trial period, North’s Members will have access to HACyberLogix (Level 1) programme with confidential assessment and reporting, gaining insight into the operational changes and improvements required for January 2021 compliance.

At its 98th session in June 2017, IMO's Maritime Safety Committee adopted Resolution MSC.428(98) - Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems.

The resolution encourages administrations to ensure that cyber risks are appropriately addressed in existing safety management systems (as defined in the ISM Code) no later than the first annual verification of the company's Document of Compliance after 1 January 2021.

Hudson’s HACyberLogix platform integrates cyber security standards, frameworks and standardised practices, including the IMO’s International Ship and Port Security Code and the ISM Code, therefore enabling a cyber risk management framework compliant with the IMO’s guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management.

Changes to operations may be time consuming and complex. We believe that the insights derived from Cyberlogix will inform decision making and allow efficient allocation of resources to support cyber security efforts in shipping companies,

...said Colin Gillespie, Director (Loss Prevention) at North.