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Maritime Cyber Security Advanced

Due to the increasing use of systems with embedded software on vessels, cyber security is now crucial not only for data protection, but also for the ship & company’s operations.


Train your crew and personnel on the importance of Cyber Security risks and the methods on how to prepare effective measures on board and ashore with our "Maritime Cyber Security Advanced" e-Course.


LiberoAssurance Training Centre has designed this “Maritime Cyber Security Advanced” e-course to familiarise participants with the principles and key concepts of Maritime Cyber Security.


Aims & Objectives
  • Provide the key definitions and aspects related to Cyber Security and specify the important factors for the prevention of Cyber Attacks in maritime industry (Shipping Companies and Ports)
  • Give an overview on the general procedure and various methods used by criminals to bypass your security measures.
  • Provide an overview on general procedures and various proposed methods.
  • Support for Conducting Cyber Risk Marine Assessment and Cyber Risk Analysis.
  • Provide Case studies for Ports & Vessels affected by Cyber Security attacks
  • Provide Guidance for proper implementation of Cyber Security measures and procedures in Shipping Companies and Ports



Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course you will be able to:

  • Address Cyber Security threats
  • Prepare company’s or organization’s personnel for Cyber Security risks
  • Demonstrate understanding on the importance of Cyber Security risk management in a shipping company and Port.
  • Create an effective marine Cyber risk assessment and plan and follow risk assessment & analysis procedures.
  • Implement Cyber Security Control Measures including checking your Its candidates
  • Apply Initial Actions needed



Who should attend?

Employees who use software, emails, devices, and network services within any size and type of a shipping company, port or port facility


Prerequisite skills & knowledge:

None required


Available in-house/distant learning? Yes


Created by: LiberoAssurance Continuous Professional Development Training Centre Level 1 - Accredited by Greek Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs                         Accreditation No. 2101338
Course contents
PART A: Cyber Security Awareness
Introduction to Cyber Security
  • What is Cyberspace and Cyber Security?
  • Threats & Risks to your business
  • Cybersecurity myths & Reality
Cyber Threats
  • Social Engineering
  • Phishing
  • Types of Phishing
  • Who is being phished?
  • How to Identify a Phishing Email
  • Malware
  • Types of Malware
  • Malware Symptoms
  • Common Password Attacks
Cyber Safety
  • Phishing Prevention
  • How to Prevent Malware From Infecting Your Computer
  • Use Strong Passwords
  • Tips for a good password
  • Keep your business safe from cyber threats
  • What to include in your cyber security policies
CIA Triad
  • What is CIA Triad
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Availability
Types Of Hackers
  • Script Kiddie
  • White Hat
  • Black Hat
  • Gray Hat
  • Green Hat
  • Hacktivist
Phishing Examples
  • "Restart Your Membership"
  • "You Missed A Delivery"
  • "Confirm Your Account"
  • "Your Account Has Been Locked"
  • "Suspended Account"
  • "Sent From Recipient's Bank"
  • "Sent From Recipient's CEO"
Real Examples of Ransomware Attacks
  • CryptoLocker
  • TeslaCrypt
  • SimpleLocker
  • WannaCry
  • NotPetya
Mobile Security Threats
  • "Data Leakage"
  • "Unsecured Wi-Fi"
  • "Network Spoofing"
  • "Ad and click fraud"
  • "Tap and Pay"
PART B: Maritime Cyber Security Advanced
Introduction to Maritime Cyber Security
  • What is Maritime Cyber Security?
  • IT and OT systems
  • IMO related Resolutions, Circulars and Guidelines
  • Industry Guidance on Maritime Cyber Security
Cyber Security Risks
  • ISM/ISPS – Identified Risks
  • Company risk assessment procedure
  • Third party risk assessments
  • Risks related to Ship-Port interface
  • Recent cyber security regulations
  • Assessment of Identified Cyber Risks
  • Identify threats
  • Identify Vulnerabilities
  • Risk Calculation
  • Risk Mitigation (corrective/preventive measures)
  • Cyber Security Awareness & Training
Cyber Security Plan
  • Incident Management
  • Emergency Preparation
  • Steps for cyber security plan preparation
  • Check your Cyber Security Status
  • Questions & Answers
  • Check your IT applicant
  • Proposed Procedural & Controls
  • Immediate Actions
Case Studies
  • Vessel Cyber Attack
  • How a shipping Company named “XXXX” defeated a cyber attack
  • US facing Vessel Cyber Attacks
  • Port Facility Cyber Attack
  • COSCO Shipping Lines Falls Victim to Cyber Attack
  • Maersk Hit by Cyber Attack
  • San Diego Hit by Cyber Attack
  • Austal Falls Victim to Cyber Attack



Exam & Certification

Exam on Maritime Cyber Security Advanced

Maritime Cyber Security Advanced” Certificate

Teaching Methods

Detailed seminar presentations (available for download)

No. of slides: 281



Reading lists and resources available in presentations


Study time allocation

Private study hours: 33

Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request

Enrollment duration: 90 days (from the date of purchase)


CPD Points: 32

ECTS/ECVET Points: 1.1


Assessment methods


% contribution to final mark

% Minimum passing grade

Exam on Maritime Cyber Security Advanced





Upon successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’.



   100% Online course
   CPD Accredited eCertificate – Global acceptance
   Downloadable course material
   E-learning Mobile App
   Enrolment: 3 months
   Flexible schedule
   Language: English


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170,00 €


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