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BIMCO Cybersecurity onboard ships

Recently, the Baltic and International Maritime Council BIMCO published “The guidelines on Cyber Security onboard ships”. (Ref.1) In this article, I present a summary of some of the main concepts in the BIMCO guide along with my comments and interpretation. Since the article presents my interpretation of the guide based on my experience in cybersecurity, […]

Maritime Cybersecurity in Europe

Maritime Cybersecurity in Europe

The maritime sector is critical for the European society. In 2010 within Europe 52% of the goods traffic was carried by maritime transport. Maritime activity increasingly relies on Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in order to optimize its operations. ICT is increasingly used to enable essential maritime operations, from navigation to propulsion, from freight management […]

Maritime Cybersecurity in Spain

Maritime Cybersecurity in Spain

Navigation systems and control of ships are increasingly dependent on information systems and mission-critical industrial control systems . Spain ‘s government approved the strategy of national maritime cybersecurity in 2013 . This strategy states the following in his line of action 5 on improving cyber security in the maritime field : “The essential characteristic of […]