Templar Executives have announced a partnership with marine and energy group Wärtsilä to establish a Cyber Academy and maritime cyber emergency response team in Singapore.
The academy will offer courses designed to support and enhance the collective Cyber maturity of the wider maritime sector, notably ship operators and owners. The academy will be located in the Wärtsilä Digital Acceleration Centre in Singapore and became operational on 1 May 2018.
The Cyber Academy’s courses will be available for delivery in both Singapore and London and will cover a range of relevant topics, from Cyber security coaching for senior management to Cyber awareness for all organisational levels within the maritime industry.
The partners will also work together with key stakeholders, including the Singapore government, CSO Alliance and the Department for International Trade.
The academy partnership was formalised with a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Marco Ryan and Andrew Fitzmaurice on April 23 in Helsinki.
“We believe this is a first for the maritime industry; a centre of excellence including a Cyber Academy, combining threat intelligence and Cyber education designed to support collaboration for our customers and the wider maritime community,” said Marco Ryan, Chief Digital Officer at Wärtsilä.
Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO at Templar Executives, added: “The NotPetya attack last year put the maritime industry firmly on the radar, highlighting the need for a paradigm shift in response to the escalating Cyber threats. Our ground-breaking initiative with Wärtsilä aims at creating the first ever maritime Cyber emergency response team to support the industry on a global scale.”
To find out about the courses available through the Templar Maritime Cyber Academy in Singapore, click here.