Tanker Group Among Early Adopters of Cyber Security System

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Greek-owned ship management company Minerva Marine is implementing a cyber security platform to aid the company in managing its cyber risk.

The tanker owner group said it added the HACyberLogix software which developer HudsonAnalytix describes as a self-assessment, decision-support platform.

HudsonAnalytix said the implementation process took several days of IT work and intensive training for Minerva Marine employees.

The software platform is based on cyber security standards from the ISO/IEC 27001 guidelines and aligns with IMO’s International Safety Management and International Ship and Port Facility Security Codes. It also incorporates US National Institute of Standards & Technology standards and the Centre for Internet Security’s critical controls. The group said the programme will give recommendations to “drive cyber security capability improvements” across the Minerva fleet and its operations centres.

Minerva Marine IT manager Eftihia Benaki said “The workshop with Hudson consultants facilitated the assessment on the current cyber security readiness across the entire organisation and helped us identify the existence of cyber risks within our safety and security management system.”

Cyber attacks against large organisations and businesses have made headlines in recent months after millions was lost in attacks from viruses such as WannaCry and NotPetya. Among its other victims, the NotPetya virus took down the operations of container shipping giant Maersk in late June, reportedly costing the company up to US$300M.

IMO recently announced that shipowners must have a cyber risk management strategy in place by 2021.

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Source: Tanker Shipping & Trade

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