Part Time Course on Maritime Cybersecurity now completed
20 participants from 13 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway have successfully completed the Maritime Cybersecurity (MCS) training course developed by EMSA within the context of the EMSA Academy.
The MCS is organized in seven units, covering a wide spectrum of learning areas such as Cybersecurity threats in the maritime industry, Maritime Cybersecurity regulatory framework, best practices and basic cyber-hygiene, Cybersecurity Risk Management and Assessment and Cybersecurity in maritime inspections/audits.
MCS was delivered on a blended mode from 30 October to 10 November 2023. Participants followed one introductory awareness unit for one and a half weeks in an online form (synchronous and asynchronous) while a face-to-face session for two full days took place in EMSA’s premises on 09 and 10 November 2023. The MCS ended with an online assessment.
This innovative learning service is specifically designed to provide maritime inspectors national maritime administrations and/or competent authorities responsible for ensuring compliance with international and EU maritime safety/security regulations and standards as regards to ports, port-facilities, and EU Member State-flagged ships. Participants were given a comprehensive overview of cybersecurity risks and best practices in the maritime industry and acquired knowledge and skills in the field of cybersecurity which will enable them to effectively identify, assess and manage cyber risks in the maritime domain in compliance with EU and international regulations and standards.
The Maritime Cybersecurity training course is an ISO 29993:2017 certified learning service outside formal education developed by the EMSA Academy and it is delivered on the Maritime Knowledge Centre (MaKCs), the eLearning Platform of the Agency.