2016 June 6 10:47

BIMCO thinks cybersecurity is not sufficiently ensured for vessels today

Cybersecurity is not sufficiently ensured for vessels today, Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General at BIMCO, told journalists at the meeting dedicated to the 27th International Maritime Trade Fair SMM-2016. In particular, he thinks that cybersecurity issues are not paid proper attention at the level of ship design, responsibility for cybersecurity issues is not clearly assigned, vessel information systems are poorly protected from virus attacks. Yet, computer systems have become a norm for automation of most vessels, he says.