BMT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Plymouth to jointly research ship design and cyber security in the maritime sector.
he agreement will look at harnessing the capabilities of the University’s recently opened £3.2 million Cyber-SHIP Lab. This facility is dedicated to simulating and understanding maritime cyber threats and facilitating future secure maritime operations through cyber resilience research, tools and training.
The facility forms part of the University’s Marine Navigation Centre, which includes a physical ship’s bridge used to simulate attacks and test equipment.
BMT was a founding industry supporter of the Cyber-SHIP Lab when it was launched in 2019, based on the firm belief that through the development of these new tools and lab the UK can become a leading power in maritime cyber security.
Commenting on the MoU, Jake Rigby, Research and Development Lead, BMT, said:
With this knowledge and experience in place, the UK can then offer the benefits of the insights, operational practices and training to the global shipping and marine community