NORMA Cyber to support Norwegian authorities with maritime cyber security


Norwegian authorities have chosen the Norwegian Maritime Cyber Resilience Centre (Norma Cyber) to collaborate with in their work on cyber security within the Maritime industry. This is a recognition of the competency and capabilities NORMA Cyber has built over the three last years since their establishment.

NORMA Cyber will support the production and distribution of warnings, information- and vulnerability sharing and analysis of cyber related incidents within the maritime sector. The sector includes ports, port facilities, vessels, and shipowners – and has a great significance, both nationally and internationally.

“We are happy that the authorities have designated this important role to NORMA Cyber,” says Svein Ringbakken, (pictured), CEO in The Norwegian Shipowners’ Mutual War Risks Insurance Association (DNK) and chairman of the board in NORMA Cyber. “This will increase the efforts to secure the maritime sector against a growing cyber threat landscape. This will benefit society and industry alike.”

The assignment was given to NORMA Cyber by the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) who together with the Norwegian Maritime Authority are the maritime industry authority on security and preparedness. It is the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries who has assigned the Norwegian sectorial response environment for cyber security (SRM) to NCA. The NCA will be NORMA Cybers point of contact and cooperating partner within the authorities.

NORMA Cyber will amongst other share relevant and time sensitive vulnerability warnings to the maritime sector and contribute to transparency and information sharing of relevant information from cyber security incidents. Furthermore, NORMA Cyber will act as an advisory body when needed during crisis- and incident management, as well as contribute to warnings and reports.
NORMA Cyber was established after several parities in the Norwegian maritime industry wanted to join their collective efforts on cyber security, and now has more than 110 members.