Maritime Cyber Security Awareness


With the increasing use of technology on ships, cyber security has become a major issue in the shipping and offshore markets. Results vary from data and information loss to complete disruption of operations and services. Human factor and lack of awareness and training have been proven to be the biggest vulnerability of Information Systems with phishing attacks, social engineering and malicious downloads being only a few. With appropriate training the awareness level could be increased so as everyone can contribute to keeping infrastructure secure.


Aspida Cyber Security provides a Maritime Cyber Security Awareness Course.
Aspida is a leading provider of security and training solutions with a strong background in the maritime industry.

The Course

The Maritime Cyber Security Awareness Course is addressed to ship crews, management teams as well as service and office personnel.
It aims to train users and supervisors on how to stay protected from cyber attacks, to familiarise with threats and their early recognition, as well as how to react when identifying an emergency.
The course introduces the cyber security threats and vulnerabilities faced when working on a ship. Case studies are used to demonstrate how every day practices can lead to such events. This approach proves how small events can generate massive consequences. The course grants an attendance certificate.


General cyber security terminology and categorization

Malware, viruses and spyware

Identification of theft and compromise of classified data


Dangers associated with emails (dangerous attachments, hoaxes, etc.)

Risks regarding removable media

USB stick dangers;

File sharing and copyright issues

Dangers related to mobile devices

Dangers of unsecured wireless networks

Desktop security

Social engineering and other human aspects

Risks of social networking

Unauthorized system access and characteristics of a strong password

Risks associated with information, communication, navigation and automation systems on board.

Case studies. Best Practices.

Incident response procedures