In order to enhance maritime’s digitalization and meet the growing threat of cyber crime, Norwegian shipping industry is currently in the process of establishing an internationally cyber center.
In fact, Norway plans to open the “Norwegian Maritime Cyber Resilience Center” (NORMA Cyber), at the beginning of 2021.
For the records, behind the initiative are the Norwegian Shipowners’ Mutual War Risks Insurance Association (DNK) and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association.
As explained, NORMA Cyber will deliver a number of cyber security services to members of DNK and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, while also assist other stakeholders within the maritime industry.
We have seen several examples of cyber attacks both nationally and internationally, and the shipping industry is also strongly exposed to risk. We want to protect our members, and therefore DNK and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association are joining forces in a powerful initiative to prevent and deal with cyber threats against shipping, both against ships and against the shipping companies’ land-based organizations.
…says Svein Ringbakken, Managing Director of DNK.
What is more, planning for the center has been ongoing for some time, in consultation with both national and international expert communities. Currently, efforts are being stepped up to meet the cyber threat with even greater resolve.
Norma Cyber will be the first of its kind in the world. On the one hand, we are concerned that our industry continue its innovation work where digitalisation is crucial for sustainable development. On the other, we must ensure the security of new technology by applying the necessary competence and quality. This is best done by pooling our resources in a joint effort against cyber threats.
…CEO Harald Solberg of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association.
Concluding, NORMA Cyber will have its offices and operations room in the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association’s building in Oslo, and will be staffed by various experts in cyber security and vessel systems.