ClassNK releases free cyber management system guidance

Classification Society ClassNK has released its new Cyber Security Management System for Ships, providing guidance on implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving cyber security for companies and vessels.

The new release includes management measures to be followed to protect against cyber risks both in vessel operations and in the construction/design stage of ships, through Security by Design.

The standards were created with reference to the latest IACS recommendations and the ISO27001 (Information Security Management System) and ISO27002 (Code of practice for information security controls) global standards.

The new measures have been introduced with one eye on the recent changes to the ISM Code, which will recommend that cyber risks are included within a company’s safety management system from 2021.

The Cyber Security Management System is available for download free of charge via ClassNK’s website for those who have registered for the ClassNK ‘My Page’ service.

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