Ship security: cyber security code of practice

Information on implementing and maintaining good cyber security practices on maritime vessels.


Code of practice: cyber security for ships

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This cyber security code of practice for shipping gives an overview of how a cyber attack could take place in the maritime domain.

It also provides actionable advice and best practice that industry should consider in alignment with International Maritime Organization regulations.

The guidance includes:

  • how to develop a cyber security assessment and plan to manage risk
  • protecting and building resilience against cyber attacks
  • handling security breaches and incidents
  • recovering quickly should an attack happen
  • the relationship of the code of practice to existing regulations

This information should be used in conjunction with our cyber security for ports and port systems guidance.

Published 13 September 2017
Last updated 24 July 2023 + show all updates
  1. The cyber security code of practice for shipping has been updated.

  2. First published.