Denmark Strengthens Ship Security

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 31, 2019

Pic: Danish Maritime Authority

Pic: Danish Maritime Authority

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has taken steps to strengthen the safety and navigation of ships with new regulation on cyber security in the Danish maritime sector.

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," said a notification from DMA.

The order lays down provisions on the security of network and information systems of importance to the safety and navigation of ships.

The Order implements the European Unions network and information systems (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.

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