The Korean Register (KR) has launched a new maritime cyber security e-learning system for officer training, created in conjunction with maritime technology company SIRM Italia.
The new course covers administrative security and cyber risk assessment as well as providing an overall understanding of the practices involved in maritime cyber security. The course is designed for ship officers who are required to undertake cyber security related audits and surveys.
An agreement has already been reached to deliver the training system to Oltremare, part of the Assarmatori National Shipping Association, which provides training to its members.
“With so many computer-based systems onboard, ships are vulnerable to cyber risk. Therefore, comprehensive cyber security preparedness is now essential for any maritime industry,” said Lee Hyung Chul, KR Chairman and CEO.
“This e-learning training allows superintendents and crews at all levels to continue their training to understand and take actions to manage cyber security risk. We will provide quality training to European customers, starting with providing this cyber security e-learning training to Oltremare.”