Denmark identifies cyber threats in its maritime sector

Further to our insight It is time to strengthen your onboard cyber security procedures of 12 December 2018, the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs recently published its Cyber and Information Security Strategy for the Maritime Sector. The strategy is part of the Danish governments national strategy for cyber and information security and contains some interesting observations related to threats, risks and vulnerabilities in the Danish maritime sector.

Although the strategys primary focus is Denmark, it also addresses cyber attacks aimed at targets outside Denmark. Several Danish shipping companies have a global presence and Danish-flagged ships and their crew have substantial foreign operational and commercial activities. Hence, the following key messages from the strategy may be well worth reviewing, also by non-Danish shipping companies, when incorporating cyber risk management into your safety management system (SM....

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