Cyber security

To minimise cyber security and data protection risk and to secure employees’ active contribution to a risk mitigation culture.

Cyber security is in essence IT security. We take a holistic and multi-layered approach to systematically reduce cyber security risks onshore and onboard the vessels we manage. We work closely with ship owners, ships' crew and employees onshore to enforce and build a strong cyber protection.



Our Position

Our Efforts and Programmes

We take cyber security and data protection seriously and have adopted appropriate security measures to protect our data. We are proactively strengthening our cyber security culture. We are commited to protect the data that we collect and work with. Our effort is focused on empowering employees and crew with the right knowledge and tools to heighten their risk mitigation behaviour.

Key numbers for Wilhelmsen Ship Management

Cyber security campaign

  2019 2018 2017
Cyber security training completion rate for all employees 70% n/a n/a

Continuous communication to safeguard the business and customer data

  • Cyber security wall

    In 2019, an onshore cyber resilience assessment concluded that we are on par with the rest of the maritime industry. Our 24/7/365 detection and response capabilities were increased, as well as security solutions on computers and servers. We also conducted an IT penetration test onshore and on selected groups of vessels.

  • Building a cyber safety net

    We look at Industrial Revolution 4.0 where electronic systems including unmanned vehicles, augmented reality, the Internet of Things (IoT), sensor technology, geo-spatial technology and artificial intelligence, the biggest threat to this advancement is cyber security.

    How it's done
  • Training for all

    Our cyber security awareness training is mandatory for our people to recognize unusual phishing activities and prioritize data protection. Our training also extends to crew to manage the intricacies of onboard technology and report anomalies to their respective vessel IT managers. The training empowers them with right knowledge and tools to stay vigilant. We aim to cultivate a culture where cyber security is everyone’s responsibility.