Maritime Cyber Security Awareness Training (MCST)

 On 2 June 2017 (98th Session) – MO adopted Resolution MSC.428(98).

Maritime Safety Committee stated that all companies should include approved SMS the cyber risk management according to the objectives and functional requirements of the ISM Code and to ensure that cyber risks are addressed in the SMS no later than the first annual verification of the company Document of Compliance after 1 January 2021.An increased internet connectivit  through the increased availability of affordable VSAT communication leads to increase risk of  cyber incidents (according to Maritime VSAT Report : Market size increases from 10,000 vessels to 51,000 vessels requesting for VSAT comms). Existing PCs onboard are often outdated and are networked with no added safety protocols (OS not updated, anti-virus not installed or not updated). Onboard, dedicated cyber security procedures and adequate crew training are often lacking (Users not adhering or not equipped with cyber security awareness). This course addresses the lack maritime cyber security awareness amongst maritime personnel ashore and afloat.

There are 7 modules in this course.

Course Introduction

MCST Course Introduction

Module 1

MCST Module 1 – Introduction to Maritime Industry Cyber Risk Management Requirements and Guidelines
MCST Module 1 – Lesson Summary
30 minutes

Module 2

MCST Module 2 – Ship Systems and their Vulnerability to Cyber Security Risk
MCST Module 2 – Lesson Summary

Module 3

MCST Module 3 – Guidance to Crew Training for Protection, Prevention and Response to Cyber Incidents
MCST Module 3 – Lesson Summary

Module 4

MCST Module 4 – General principles to detect, respond and recover from cyber incident
MCST Module 4 – Lesson Summary

Module 5

MCST Module 5 – Ship’s Business Systems & Operation Technology Systems
20 minutes
MCST Module 5 – Lesson Summary

Module 6

MCST Module 6 -Detection, Response and Recovery to Cyber Incident to SBS and OTS
MCST Module 6 – Lesson Summary

Module 7

MCST Module 7 – Shipping company office and IT department roles & responsibilities for OT cyber security
MCST Module 7 – Lesson Summary

Course Assessment

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Course available for 7 days
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Lectures: 15
Level: Beginner