Cyber Risk Management in the Maritime Transportation System

Over the last five years, many organizations have sought to define how cyber risk management should be implemented on ships, and the overwhelming consensus has been to follow the Cybersecurity Framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Developed in 2014, the NIST framework defines five functional elements that create the backbone of a sound cyber risk management program. The framework was designed to be generic so it could be employed by any sector, ranging from financial or medical to transportation or security. With the help of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), groups within the maritime industry have worked from this framework to develop additional guidelines and best practices.

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