IACS today gave a presentation that explained the work being undertaken within IACS and in an IACS-led industry Working Group to support Safe and Secure Shipping and increase its operational resilience to Maritime Cyber Security threats.
Increasing complexity and automation of the onboard systems may present risks which could make them vulnerable to potential operational, safety or security failures. It is the objective of the ongoing work to identify such risks and develop appropriate risk control measures within the familiar framework of ship classification, in order to maintain technical continuity and minimise any additional administrative burden.
It may not be just malicious attacks on cyber systems that the shipping industry needs to be prepared for; cyber systems may also need to be protected from themselves!
Contact: Robert Ashdown, IACS Secretary General
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International Association of Classification Societies
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Notes to Editors:
Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development. More than 90% of the world's cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the twelve Member Societies of IACS.
More information about IACS can be found by visiting www.iacs.org.uk.