As was underlined in the Danish governments’ recently released Cyber and Information Security Strategy for the Maritime Sector, Danish ships must be protected from cyber attacks. This is also the principal purpose of the Danish Maritime Authority’s new Order on security in network and information systems of importance to safety and navigation of ships.
The Order implements the European Unions NIS Directive in the Danish maritime sector. The NIS Directive entered into force last year.
The new safety requirements clarify how cyber security will be included in the existing EU and international regulation and requirements from the International Maritime Organization Sea (the International Safety Management Code (ISM)).
The new Order enters into force on February 1 2019.