Cyber Security in the Maritime Domain

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Cyber Security in the Maritime Domain

OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum) has recently released their new Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) that takes effect on 17th of September 2018. With a complete section on maritime security devoted to Cyber Security, this is the first major revision of OCIMF’s VIQ since 2013.

OCIMF is checking that cyber security awareness is actively promoted by the company and crew on board. In the VIQ, we can see that training films and crew specific training are mentioned as valid methods to promote cyber security awareness. But also the responsible use of social media is highlighted in the new section, proving that this is a very hot topic in the maritime industry today.

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