Martime cyber risks

  • Published: 19/08/2019

The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) has since June this year received information about cyber campaigns targeting several different sectors. The scope of these campaigns and the following incidents have been global, but companies in the United States of America, Europe and the Middle East have been the main targets.

The National Cyber Security Centre, which is part of NSM, The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association  and the Norwegian Maritime Authority assess that all types of ships and shipowners’ land-based infrastructure can be vulnerable to cyber incidents. Especially shipowners that operate in ISPS/MARSEC level two areas or higher should be aware of the situation.

Futher information and recommended measures from NSM can be found here.


The International Maritime Organisation has issued guidelines on maritime cyber risk management. The guidelines provide high-level recommendations on maritime cyber risk management that can be incorporated into existing risk management processes and are complementary to the safety and security management practices already established by IMO. Cyber risks shall be appropriately addressed in existing safety management systems (as defined in the ISM Code) no later than 31.12.2021.


MSC-FAL.1-Circ.3 - Guidelines On Maritime Cyber Risk Management (Secretariat).pdf

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