The purpose of this Merchant Marine Notice is to provide information on the requirement to incorporate maritime cyber risk into management systems (SMS) of companies operating Belize-registered vessels. This document also seeks to inform and remind stakeholders that in June 2017 at the 98th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), IMO adopted the MSC-FAL.1/Circ.3 Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management and the Resolution MSC.428 (98) on Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems (SMS) to safeguard shipping from current and emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
Resolution MSC.428(98) requires cyber risk management to be undertaken under the objectives and requirements prescribed by the ISM Code. Cyber risks should be appropriately identified, analyzed and addressed within the Safety Management System no later than the first annual verification of the Company’s Document of Compliance after 1st January 2021.
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