The new service is said to protect on-shore and on-vessel OT networks, thereby safeguarding operations and ensuring compliance and business continuity, Specifically it offers:
- A full audit of a company’s existing policies to ensure compliance in line with the new ISM Code for Cyber Security Guidelines (IMO 2021).
- The implementation of the patented Mission Secure Platform, the first integrated platform built for OT cyber protection, which is designed to harden vessels’ control systems networks against cyber threats.
- The deployment of Mission Secure Managed Services, providing 24/7 cyber security monitoring, threat hunting, and incident response support to ensure continual vessel resilience for ship owners and managers.
- Legal and crisis management services in the event of a cyber attack.
The service also marks the launch of new entity InceMaritime, which plans to introduce other managed service solutions combining specialist expertise from different sectors – such as legal advisory, business consultancy and technology - to help ship operators deal with the increasingly complex regulatory environment.
“Cyber security is one of the industry’s greatest challenges,” commented Julian Clark, global senior partner at Ince. “The combination of the new IMO requirement together with the devastating impact a cyber attack can have on their operations creates yet another burden for those engaged in vessel operation.”
Clark added that the cooperation with Mission Secure offers a solution that is both cost-effect and reliable since it “brings all the essential elements that an organisation needs to fully protect itself - from compliance to advanced technology implementation - into one, combined offering.”