Cyber Security in the Maritime Industry - General Awareness Training

Training course providing general awareness training for all users regarding cyber security, thus ensuring that each employee fully understands the nature and importance of information security.

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  • Category:

    Risk & Emergencies


The participant will:

  • Learn about maritime cyber security regulations
  • Understand cyber security terminology in depth
  • Recognise malware types
  • Be able to identify threats or vulnerabilities
  • Learn how to organize awareness measures for own company and eliminate risks from social engineering

Entrance regulations

Basic maritime knowledge

Who should attend:
All office-based personnel working within the maritime and offshore industries

Duration: 1 day

Being protected against accidental or deliberate loss of information from an organization or its customers is a critical factor for any company's continueing success and survival.

When a company becomes the target of a cyber-attack, the main penetration technique first targets the organization's users. Due to insufficient understanding by the employees of security risks arising from (not only) internet browsing, this technique is particularly popular with the attackers, having positive results for them and a very negative impact for the targeted company.

This course complies with TMSA 3 element 13 and 13.2.4 KPI/best practice and encourages responsible behaviour by shore-based and vessel personnel towards:

  • Locking of unattended work stations
  • Safeguarding of passwords
  • No use of unauthorised software
  • Responsible use of social media
  • Control/prevention of misuse of portable storage and memory sticks

The course focuses on:

  • Relevance of cyber security to everyone working in the maritime sector
  • Regulations / standards
  • Types of attackers and threats (i.e. malware, viruses and spyware, use of removable media (USBs), risks of social networking)
  • Motives of attackers and threats
  • Incidents already reported - Handling cyber-attacks
  • Holistic protective approach
  • Fundamentals of detection of cyber-attacks
  • Fundamentals of incident management
  • Experience input from customer projects

This classroom option expands and complements DNV GL's Maritime Cyber Security Services

DNV GL cooperates with similar-minded partners to deliver this vital general awareness training in certain locations.

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