Advanced Master

Cyber Security – Marine Application and Regulatory Framework

Hours: 8


Information Technology and Operation Technology in marine applications

  • Machinery monitoring and controls.
  • Bridge Navigation Systems.
  • Propulsion monitoring and controls.
  • Dynamic Positioning.
  • Power Management System.
  • Cargo management.
  • Communication systems.
  • Applicable Industry Standards and Certification.


Systems Integration and use of Big Data

  • Data Management.
  • Integration and interface of systems.


The human element

  • Human Centered Design of systems.
  • Human in the loop.
  • Ergonomics principles.


The risks associated to the digital and information technology in the marine applications

  • Cases of studies.
  • Key Risks Areas.

Cyber Security in marine application

  • IMO Instruments.
  • LR Guidelines.
  • International Associations guidelines.
  • EU Directive.
  • US Directive.
  • Flag administrations regulatory regime.
  • The US NIST Framework.

Aims and intended learning outcomes

  • Understanding of digital and information technologies in the marine applications.
  • Overview of digital systems and communication networks onboard of recent ships.
  • Understanding of risks associated to the use of Information and Operation technologies.
  • Basic knowledge of human elements and ergonomics.
  • Regulatory regime in the marine industry for cyber security.

Recommended textbooks

  • IMO and IACS guidelines.
  • LR ShipRight Procedures.
  • LR Guidance.