The maritime world is increasingly connected, with the majority of newbuildings and in-service vessels being fitted with digital systems.
As more onboard and onshore networks and systems come online, the threats of hacking and ship takeover are increasing.
In line with IMO 2021 resolution, ship owners and IT managers must undertake a series of actions, methodically developing, implementing and maintaining a cyber security management program compliant with IMO requirements.
Change is never comfortable and may time resisted as it brings about new challenges and often causes people to reach outside their comfort zones.
When a shipping company takes on an initiative to improve performance or address key issues, they often require change; change to processes, job roles, organizational structures, capital investment, and technology.