Singapore to set up up maritime cybersecurity centre

With the growth in cyber threats the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is set up a Maritime Cybersecurity Operation Centre.

Speaking at a Maritime Cyber Security Seminar in Singapore Tuesday MPA chairman Niam Chiang Meng pledged the authority's continued support towards awareness building and capability development to help the industry boost its cyber resilience.

The MPA aims to drive the protection of critical information structures. To support this by the end of the third quarter the authority will establish a 24/7 Maritime Security Operation Centre which aims to add to the the capabilities for early detection, monitoring, analysis and response to potential cyber attacks. 

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“Cyber security today has vaulted to the forefront as a key challenge that the maritime industry must take seriously and view as a business priority. We need to move beyond awareness towards action. This means investing in necessary measures, be it system enhancements, process changes or people development to be cyber resilient,” said Niam.

MPA said it would announce more details of the operations centre at a later date.

Posted 24 April 2018

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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