NORMA chosen to support Norwegian maritime cyber resilience

Norwegian authorities have chosen the Norwegian Maritime Cyber Resilience Centre (NORMA Cyber) as a preferred partner to support improved cyber resilience within the maritime industry, working with the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) and the Norwegian Maritime Authorities.

The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries had previously assigned the Norwegian sectorial response environment for cyber security (SRM) to NCA, with NCA to act as the point of contact for NORMA. 

Under the agreement, NORMA Cyber will support the production and distribution of warnings, information and vulnerability sharing and analysis of cyber related incidents within the maritime sector. This includes ports, port facilities, vessels, and shipowners, both nationally and internationally.

“We are happy that the authorities have designated this important role to NORMA Cyber,” said Svein Ringbakken, CEO of The Norwegian Shipowners’ Mutual War Risks Insurance Association (DNK) and chairman of the board for NORMA Cyber.

“This will increase the efforts to secure the maritime sector against a growing cyber threat landscape. This will benefit society and industry alike.”            

NORMA Cyber was established in late 2020 as an initiative from the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) and The Norwegian Shipowners’ Mutual War Risks Insurance Association (DNK) and their respective members. It has been operational since 1 January 2021.

The Centre offers a range of cyber security services to its members, including sharing of intelligence, incident and crisis management, as well as security monitoring.

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