Cyber Security – New IACS Recommendations Published

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On the 27 September 2018 the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), published nine new recommendations on cyber security. Eventually in total there will be 12 recommendations designed to help vessels maintain cyber resilience throughout their operational lives. The remaining three recommendations are scheduled to be released in the 4th quarter of 2018.

IACS recognise the huge increase in the use of onboard cyber systems and the recommendations cover the need for:

  • A more complete understanding of the interplay between ship’s systems
  • Protection from events beyond software errors
  • In the event that protection failed, the need for an appropriate response and ultimately recovery.
  • In order that the appropriate response could be put in place, a means of detection is required.

The 12 recommendations are as follows:

Rec No

Title

Status

Rec 153

Recommended procedures for software maintenance of shipboard equipment and systems

Published

Rec 154

Recommendation concerning manual / local control capabilities for software dependent machinery systems

Published

Rec 155

Contingency plan for onboard computer based systems

Published

Rec 156

Network Architecture

Published

Rec 157

Data Assurance

Published

Rec 158

Physical Security of onboard computer based systems

Target date Q4 2018

Rec 159

Network Security of onboard computer based systems

Published

Rec 160

Vessel System Design

Target date Q4 2018

Rec 161

Inventory List of computer based systems

Published

Rec 162

Integration

Published

Rec 163

Remote Update / Access

Published

Rec 164

Communication and Interfaces

Target date Q4 2018

The IACS press release can be read here.