Cyprus-based maritime IT solutions provider SOFTimpact has signed a strategic partnership agreement with newly established maritime management services company Lemur Maritime located in Piraeus to deliver cyber security solutions to the Greek shipping sector.
As informed, SOFTimpact and Lemur will work together with their clients to address cyber threats being faced on a daily basis. Services will include risk assessments, cyber defense planning, phishing simulation, penetration testing and cyber education.
In addition, the partnership is expected to help oil tanker managers and owners address the newly introduced element 13 and cyber security related KPIs in TMSA 3.
“With Greece being a short hop across the water and having the majority of our workforce being Greek speaking, this partnership will allow those companies in Greece struggling to understand and address the cyber threats access to our services already delivered internationally for some time,” Markus Schmitz, Managing Director at SOFTimpact, commented.
“We believe the implementing maritime cyber risk management through ISPS, ISM and TMSA Element 13 requires strategic partnerships that have contributed to the final text of the recently issued guidelines by BIMCO,” Kostas Sismanidis, Managing Director at Lemur, added.
Earlier this month, a joint maritime industry group comprised of industry bodies has issued the second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, which includes practical advice on how to combat cyber attacks.
The document includes information on insurance issues and how to effectively segregate networks, as well as new practical advice on managing the ship to shore interface, and how to handle cyber security during port calls and when communicating with the shore side.