Design & Engineering Standards

6/22/2016: IMO publishes Interim Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management

Earlier this month, Maritime Commons posted a notice from Rear Adm. Paul Thomas discussing IMO approval of the Interim Guidelines on Cyber Risk Management.

As noted in the post, the approach to risk management, which is described in the guidelines, provides a foundation for better understanding and managing cyber risks. It is also intended that this guidance be supplemented by further guidance from Flag Administrations, national and international standards organizations and industry associations such as the “The Guidelines on Cyber Safety and Security Onboard Ships” produced by BIMCO, CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO.

The guidelines have now been published, and you can view the entire document for additional details.

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