The Norwegian maritime industry is currently in the process of establishing an international cyber center to enhance the digitalization of maritime and meet the growing cybercrime threat.
Norway plans to open the “Norwegian Maritime Cyber Resilience Center (NORMA Cyber) at the beginning of 2021.
Behind the initiative are the Norwegian Shipowners Mutual War Risks Insurance Association (DNK) and the Norwegian Shipowners Association.
In the statement from DNK, examples of cyber attacks seen both nationally and internationally and digitalization developing in the maritime sector are faced with the threat of cyber attacks. DNK and the Norwegian Shipowners Association highlighted that they have joined forces to prevent and deal with cyber threats to shipping, both against ships and against land-based organizations of shipping companies.
Moreover, planning for the center has been going on for some time in consultation with both national and international expert communities. Currently, efforts are being stepped up to meet the cyber threat with even greater determination.
Norma Cyber will be the first of its kind in the world. Developing innovative technologies such as autonomous ships, on the one hand, new technologies integrated into ships, and cyber-attack threats are becoming more alarming as the industry becomes more digital every year.
As a result, in order for the maritime trade to proceed in a healthy way, every organ it contains is responsible for being prepared for the new threats of the changing world.