During its meeting on 25th February, the CIRM Technical Steering Committee agreed CIRM’s 2020 Strategic Technical Plan.
Formerly known as the “Executive Summary”, the Strategic Technical Plan identifies the technical matters that will be assigned highest priority by CIRM. The underlying work will be undertaken by the Technical Office supported by CIRM’s Working Groups.
Alongside long-standing subjects such as GMDSS Modernization, the Marine Equipment Directive and Shipboard Software Maintenance, the 2020 plan includes new subjects such as future maritime communications, participation in standards development and automated ship reporting.
Many of the changes made to the latest Strategic Technical Plan resulted from discussions held during the 2019 Annual Technical Workshop, meaning that CIRM members have directly influenced the content of CIRM’s high-level technical strategy.
The Strategic Technical Plan will be made available to CIRM members next week.
We are pleased to announce that today (4th Feb 2020) CIRM has published two important documents:
- CIRM Cyber Risk Code of Practice for Vendors of Marine Electronic Equipment and Services
- CIRM Guideline GL-002 – Implementing the CIRM Cyber Risk Code of Practice
Both documents are available on the Publications section of
the CIRM website: http://cirm.org/publications/index.html
The Code and Guideline were developed over two years by the
CIRM Cyber Risk Working Group and subsequently approved by the Technical Steering
Committee. We are sincerely thankful to all of you who provided your valuable input.
The Code is
intended to be used by Vendors of marine electronic equipment and services, including
producers of shipboard Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology
(OT) equipment, system integrators, service suppliers and Communications Service
Providers in the marine electronics industry (collectively referred to as ‘Vendors’).
The Code will enable them to implement effective and cost-efficient cyber security
best practice derived from both the marine and other industries. As such, it represents
CIRM’s view of cyber security best practice.
consists of six guiding principles for Vendors to establish their role in the chain
of trust for a secure digital maritime environment.