A Master’s Guide to Cyber Security

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February 2015

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A Master’s Guide to Cyber Security

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This guide provides Masters with practical advice for reducing the risks associated with a cyber attack. It addresses human factors, physical security and IT best practice, ensuring resilience of the ship in its response.

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This book is written in accessible, non-technical language so is easy for non-native English speakers to understand. It addresses the ‘how?’ and ‘why?’ of cyber attacks, raising crew awareness to susceptible systems on board ship. Preventative measures are explained and supported by detailed illustrations. Guidance is relevant to all nationalities of ship, operator and crew.

1          What do I need to know?

2          Is my ship a cyber target?

            Who would attack my ship and why?

            What can be attacked?

            How could an attack take place?

3          How do I reduce this risk?

            Human factors

            Physical security

            Computer system best practice

            Support from ashore

4          A Master’s cyber security aide memoire



            Computer system best practice

            Support from ashore


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This guide takes a bottom-up approach at a non-technical level in order to raise awareness and provide basic practical advice for reducing the risks associated with a cyber attack. It does not constitute nor replace the need for a comprehensive approach to cyber security. It is intended to fit within a company’s cyber security organisation. Nothing in this document removes the need for suitable corporate oversight of cyber security nor does it replace any corporate policy.

The UK Chamber of Shipping

The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice of the UK shipping industry. We work with Government, parliament, international organisations and others to champion and protect the industry on behalf of our members.

It is our mission to deliver for our members trusted specialist expertise, lobbying and influence at a UK level on maritime issues across national, European and international government and governmental bodies. By combining the strength of our members with this expertise we will advance the competitive strength of the industry ensuring that the UK remains as a leader in the global maritime business.


Title: A Master’s Guide to Cyber Security
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 28
Product Code: WS1466K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-686-7 (9781856096867), ISBN 10: 1-85609-686-6 (1856096866)
Published Date: February 2015
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 210 mm
Book Width: 150 mm
Book Spine: 4 mm
Weight: 0.20 kg
Author: UK Chamber of Shipping

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