Israel’s Port of Ashdod is to be equipped with critical OT systems to be protected from cyber security hacks, with Naval Dome responsible for retrofitting security installations in the first quarter of 2020. The tests will include traffic control systems (VTMS/VTS), berths, bridges, locks and gates, terminal cranes and storage facilities, and all access points and gateways.
The era of digitalization and rapid development of technologies has called for immediate action, which led the IMO to issue and implement a series of regulations and guidelines on cyber risk management, with, last but not least, the adoption of the Resolution MSC.428(98), which calls companies to report any cyber risk in their ISM Code no later than January 1, 2021.
As 2019 comes to an end, the time has come for an annual review concerning smart shipping. This year, the shipping industry continued facing and taking part in major technological developments, providing maritime stakeholders with opportunities to explore new opportunities in the smart era in the field of autonomous vessels, connectivity onboard and cyber security, spreading the digitalization message across the whole industry.
The US Coast Guard and members of the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) for the Port of New York and New Jersey, have collaborated to implement an innovative framework to enhance maritime cyber security and port resilience.
ClassNK, the leading classification society, certified the Cyber Security Management System (CSMS) of NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd. (LNGSM), the NYK Group subsidiary, and its managed LNG carrier Pacific Mimosa; becoming the first CSMS certified by the Society.
The National Petroleum Council (NPC) issued a study analyzing the current and future state of oil and natural gas transportation infrastructure of the US, and reviews constraints to growing domestic oil and natural gas production caused by infrastructure limitations that reduce domestic demand or energy exports.
Cyber security is a crucial challenge that the shipping industry is facing today, which can lead to disruption of a port. Either way, the port sector has to deal with the rapid development of the digitalization and the dangers it comes with, to accomplish efficient and fruitful operations, given that any disruption will affect the stakeholders in the industry.
Vessel and facility operators use computers and cyber dependent technologies for navigation, communications, engineering, cargo, ballast, safety, environmental control, and for many other purposes. Emergency systems such as security monitoring, fire detection, and alarms increasingly rely on cyber technology and may be affected by attacks.
Korean Register (KR), Classification Society and Hyundai LNG Shipping (HLS) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to proceed a joint research on the application, verification and development of guidance for maritime cyber security systems.
The Korean Register explains the goal of type approval of maritime cyber security, further specifies which are the security requirements needed and their levels, while also highlights the importance of cryptography in safely storing crucial data.
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