Maritime Cyber Security


Part 1 Awareness

In the modern world, maritime cyber security is of critical importance as the maritime industry increasingly relies on interconnected digital technologies and systems. Cyber attacks on ships, ports, and other maritime infrastructure can disrupt trade, endanger lives, and cause significant financial losses. The diversity of systems and technologies used in the maritime industry, combined with the human element, makes it vulnerable to cyber threats. Effective maritime cyber security measures are necessary to prevent cyber incidents and minimize their impact when they occur. Ultimately, maritime cyber security is essential for the safety, security, and economic well-being of the entire maritime sector, as well as for the global economy and international trade.


This course will be designed to meet standards set in the IMO MSC-FAL.1 / Circ.3 “Guidelines on maritime cyber risk management”, Resolution MSC.428(98) “Maritime cyber risk management in safety management system” and USCG “Maritime Cybersecurity Assessment and Annex

Guide (MCAAG)“.


Identifying  cyber security vulnerabilities in the maritime industry.


Understanding and recognizing cyber security threats.


Best practices and actions to take to ensure high level of cyber security.


The course is conducted within a single day, lasting a total of 8 hours.



Participants in a maritime cyber security course may include ship personal, office employees, port operators, maritime regulators, and other professionals involved in the maritime industry.

Course dates

27 Novermber 2023

Or upon request


This course delves into the essentials of cybersecurity and is a component of a three-level course series, encompassing Awareness, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.


€300 per person

€3000 per group (of max. 18 persons)



Course is led by experts in the maritime field who possess a strong IT background.


It is thoughtfully designed for online delivery, incorporating a comprehensive approach that includes video resources, hands-on practical scenarios,, interactive exercises, and robust participant engagement through lively discussions.


Through the analysis of practical scenarios and examples, the course aims to educate all personnel, regardless of their IT expertise, on the fundamental concepts, promote awareness, implement protective measures, correctly report incidents, and mitigate the impact of any successful cyber attacks.


  • Introduction and overview of cyber security in the maritime industry.
  • Cyber security standards, guidelines and applicable regulations and compliance requirements.

  • Vulnerability assessments in maritime cyber security.

  • Threats to maritime cyber security.

  • Best practices for maritime cyber security.

  • Multiple choice question (MCQ) assessment.

  • Conclusion


Christel Peeters

Antwerp Maritime Academy:

Noordkasteel Oost 6,

2030 Antwerpen

T: 0032 3 205 64 60