Vessel navigation and propulsion systems, cargo handling and container tracking systems at ports and on board ships, and shipyard inventories and automated processes, are all controlled using software that is fundamental to smooth running operations. Highly-skilled, non-ethical hackers continue to demonstrate their ability to penetrate systems that are used by the maritime industry, with potentially disastrous consequences. Events over the last four years continue to suggest that these types of systems are growing increasingly vulnerable to these forms of attack, resulting in extremely costly results for the sector.
About the Course
The ‘Cyber Security Awareness for Seafarers' course examines the definition of Cyber Security, the Cyber Threats that exist, the vulnerabilities onboard that there may be in ship IT and OT systems, and how they may be exploited. The course then examines the measures that can be taken to mitigate and defend against these types of threats. This course is designed to provide the user a firm grounding in Maritime Cyber Security issues and to encourage the understanding amongst all individuals in an organisation, because: 'Cyber Security is everyone's responsibility'
Aim of the Course
This course is designed to provide the user, who is at any level in the company or on board ship, with a firm grounding in Maritime Cyber Security issues, and to provide seafarers the basic knowledge and training to enable them to safeguard on board equipment vulnerable to cyber security threats as well as to introduce measures within the shipboard safety management system (SMS) to ensure that vessels are operationally resilient to cyber risks.
This course sets out practicable best-practice guidance on areas such as:
No prerequisites are required for ship's personnel to get entry on to this course, which can be delivered on board ship or ashore. This online course has been created to give staff and crew of all levels a firm grounding in Cyber Security. The course can be utilised as an intrinsic part of an organisation's overall risk management and is intended to be used by any seafarer. Additionally, the course can be taken by those with accountability for protecting the ships (both when underway and when at port), crew, other personnel, cargo, cargo transport units and ship's stores from the risk of a security-related incident. This course is aimed at:
The course lasts for approximately 4.5 to 5.5 hours depending on the learner’s abilities and reading speed. However, you can enter and exit this course as often as you require but you must complete each assessment in one sitting as they will reset if you exit during an assessment phase.
The Introduction comprises the following topics:
Outcome 1: Information and Operational Technology, IT and OT systems onboard
Outcome 2: Common threats and vulnerabilities
Outcome 3: Best Practices and basic cyber-hygiene
Outcome 4: Cyber security and safety management system (SMS)
Case Studies: Real-world examples of successful Cyber Attacks
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification
This course is fully approved by the CPD Accreditation Board which is an internationally recognised certification. Learners will receive an electronic copy of the official course certificate in PDF format upon successful completion of the course via the eLearning system. Each of these CPD Certificates will provide the following information to the learner:
£85.00 Ex VAT
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