UK P&I Club releases video on cyber security ahead of new regulations in January 2021

The UK P&I Club has released a video on cyber security, featuring Russell Kempley, chief security officer at CyberOwl, ahead of new IMO regulations in January 2021.

The new IMO resolution requires shipping companies to incorporate cyber security into their safety management systems. Captain Anuj Velankar, senior loss prevention advisor talks with Russell Kempley, an expert in the field of cyber security, about the implications of the upcoming changes for shipowners and wider marine industry.

The video examines the driving forces behind the changes within marine cyber security and discusses the various areas in which the marine industry can improve to ensure compliance, the current gaps in cyber security and its outlook in the near future.

“Cyber security is one of the most pressing issues in the shipping industry, with breaches having the potential to cause severe financial and operational disruption,” says Stuart Edmonston, loss prevention director at UK P&I Club. “With new IMO regulations coming into force in January 2021, it’s vital that companies are informed and ready to implement the necessary protection within their systems.

“This video is a timely resource, enabling ship operators to gain valuable understanding on the practicalities of maritime cyber security and why it’s so important to have safe, secure and robust measures in place in the current environment.”

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