Decatur Marine launches maritime cyber security computer based training program

Press Release – Decatur Marine launches maritime cyber security computer based training program

Decatur Marine Audit & Survey has launched their newest product, a maritime cyber security computer based training (CBT) program, that provides a comprehensive overview of cyber-security issues. The training includes threats such as malware, network security, identity theft, risk management, and other common cyber-risks to inland maritime security.

With cyber-attacks of all kinds being reported in media outlets on a daily basis, it’s become crystal clear that no one is immune from computer based security threats. All towing vessel owners and operators need verified comprehensive training now on cyber-security issues, to mitigate their financial, operational, and legal risks.

Christian Mollitor, Managing Director of Decatur Marine notes, “Cyber-attacks have been identified as among the most serious emerging threats to the security of today’s shipping industry. Over 40% of crew members have reportedly sailed on a vessel that has become infected with a virus or malware – and only 1 in 8 crew members have received cyber-security training.”

Decatur Marine’s state-of-the-art maritime cyber security training contains important knowledge and familiarization on the best management practices for cyber-security, and will improve maritime safety and security, while helping to reduce risk to individuals, towing vessels, and companies alike.

Decatur’s Maritime Cyber Security CBT lessens your risk, improves security, and can help give the individuals in your organization the tools they need to keep you and your business on course. The thirty- minute program includes ongoing evaluations, given through a series of questions. On successful completion of the training, a certificate is awarded.

Decatur Marine Audit & Survey is a USCG approved Third Party Organization, and along with our parent and affiliated companies, has performed more than 31,000 vessel and management audits, surveys, and inspections since 2013. Decatur also regularly teaches safety and Subchapter M certification classes for tug and towboat operators and other inland mariners at locations across the United States.

For more information, contact Decatur Marine today at [email protected] or visit decaturmarine.com.