Cyber security awareness

distance course

Cyber security threats have increased over the past few years in the maritime industry. With the increasing use of systems with embedded software on ships and mobile offshore platforms, cyber security is becoming critical not only for data protection, but also for reliable operations. 

  • Course number: #6209
  • Published: 21.03.2017
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Cyber security is widely recognised as a problem throughout many industries, Seagull now offers an immediate solution to help you train your staff to be cyber secure. This easy-to-understand course is intended for a wider audience; the material also leverages key safety management practices and shows how they can be applied to cyber security within the maritime and offshore industries. The e-learning modules explain in simple steps how and where cyber-attacks may target not only your direct IT infrastructure, but also the embedded software in assorted operational technology (OT) systems on board.

The candidate should do e-learning modules from DNV GL (4063.01-4063.03) or from Gard (4064).

On completion of this course you will receive a Course diploma.

Legislation & references
  • IMO MSC.1/Circ.1526 Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management
  • "The guidelines on cyber security onboard ships" (BIMCO) 
Learning objectives
  • Explain how important you are for cyber security and how to protect yourself and your organisiation against cyber security threats
  • Describe common cyber threats and recognize such cyber-attacks and react properly to them
  • Teach how to safely use devises that can be abused by cyber attackers – such as your smart phone, personal computer and USB sticks.We also cover password and remote connection requests
Course components
Duration 1 hour
Target groups
  • Catering
  • Deck - Management
  • Deck - Operational
  • Deck - Support
  • Electric - Operational
  • Electric - Support
  • Engine - Management
  • Engine - Operational
  • Engine - Support
  • Shorebased Personnel
  • DNV GL Maritime Academy
  • Gard
  • Seagull AS
Related information
Ship types:
STCW: Operation & Safety
Certificate issue cost: 97 USD