AMMITEC Cyber Security Awareness Guidelines, May 2016

cyber FINAL 4 webAs Shore and Satellite Communications continuously evolve over time, Internet access is a feature available to most vessels of our fleets and all office staff. Nowadays, more and more core ships’ & office systems are networked together and connected to the public Internet.

  • Bridge Navigation
  • Communications
  • Propulsion and machinery management
  • Power control
  • Ships Security
  • Cargo Management Systems
  • Crew Welfare (Crew Lan, Wi-Fi hotspots, Internet browsing etc.)
  • Crew personal mobile devices connected to ship’s network

Although this includes many benefits, it also contains some major risks. Considering this, some major Organizations like Bimco, Clia , ICS, Intercargo and Intertanko have begun to develop Cyber Security Guidelines in order to raise awareness of the safety, security and commercial risks for shipping companies.

AMMITEC, the Association of Maritime Managers in Information Technology and Communications www.ammitec.org, has created a team of ICT Professionals which aims in Maritime Cyber Security Awareness. In this document you may find useful guidelines which aim to provide general information and knowledge in Cyber Security. Next step is to initiate a risk assessment on this area, expose threats and vulnerabilities and finally enhance security and protection of our Offices and Fleet Networks.

«Any information from your side that will help raise awareness in cyber security and risk matters is most welcome». Please send your enquiries and suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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