Maritime Cyber Security


Course Code: MX1EC435


Maritime and Nautical

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
30/01/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks/ £500Enquire  
27/02/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks/ £500Enquire  
11/04/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks/ £500Enquire  
19/06/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks/ £500Enquire  
10/07/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks/ £500Enquire  
27/11/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks/ £550Enquire  

Course Overview

This course is developed in partnership with ERASMUS+ project “Future-proof skills for the maritime transport sector”.

The intended learning objective of this course is to provide maritime professionals with the knowledge and skills required to minimise ships’ vulnerability, prevent main cyber risks, and respond effectively to cyber incidents and attacks.

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge and therefore awareness, in terms of cyber risk management in the maritime domain and understanding of operating vessels in an increasingly technological and digitalized maritime environment.

The course is intended for maritime professionals who hold responsibility positions onboard and also for ashore personnel to make them aware of the safety and security management related to cyber threats on board, in particular:

  • Onboard: Master, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer, 2nd Engineer, Ship Security Officer (SSO), Ship Safety Officer, and any other position identified by the company.
  • Ashore: Company Security Officer (CSO); Data protection officer (DPO); Designated Person Ashore (DPA); IT manager and any other position as identified by the company.

Entry Requirements

Onboard experience as a deck or engine officer (STCW table A-II/1 or Table A- III/1) or at least one-year working experience as ashore-based employee.


Career Options and Progression


Assessment Methods

Modules included

  • Cybersecurity awareness
  • Maritime cybersecurity awareness
  • EU framework on Cybersecurity, IMO references and industry guidelines related to  maritime cyber risk management
  • Maritime cyber risk management process
  • Cyber-attacks in the shipping industry - analysis and case studies

Teaching and Learning Methods

The main classroom methods will be presentations, case studies, group discussions, practical activities and training.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed


Expert Tutors

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Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: NONE

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