The Guidelines were written by a broad cross section of industry stakeholders and published in their third version in December 2018. Since the publishing of the guidelines the concepts for cyber risk management have continued to develop in several areas. For example the International Maritime Organisation has fine tuned their views on the topic, IACS has developed a set of recommendations for cyber resilience on newbuildings, and shipowners are gaining experience with regards to the cyber threat and the associated practical cyber risk management techniques. All these developments have taken place against the backdrop of rapidly developing information technology where the information transmission speed is growing exponentially and the complexity of networks and the possibilities for data sharing and data cross utilization seem endless.
It is with all this in mind that the cyber working group is casting off and commences the review of the 3rd version of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships.
The review will take place over the coming weeks and it is expected that a new version of the guidelines will be ready for release during the autumn 2020.