Why the new cyber rules can’t be ignored

Written by Rune Larsen | 04 April 2019

Why the new cyber rules can’t be ignored

Shipowners could face the prospect of their vessels being refused by charterers if they cannot prove they are cyber secure after new IMO rules come into force after January 1, 2021.

This was the stark warning voiced by Dualog’s head of IT Operations Geir Inge Jensen, who believes shipowners are now waking up to the realisation that the deadline is only 21 months away.

The IMO Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management are designed to safeguard shipping from cyber threat and attack and according to Geir Inge, the only way ships can prove they are protected is by producing an authorised certificate.

“Dualog is working with the certification authorities, and we are developing practical security solutions and services that help companies to comply with the IMO guidelines,” he said.