Bureau Veritas and BESSÉ in cyber security partnership

Bureau Veritas and BESSÉ have launched a combined cyber security and insurance solution for shipowners, to help manage the rising risks, and comply with IMO and IACS requirements.

Bureau Veritas helps shipowners and operators develop and implement effective cyber security strategies on ships and ashore, including risk transfer through insurance. BESSÉ then builds on the results of the BV’s systems optimisation to assist clients in presenting these risks to insurers.

Gildas Tual, director of BESSÉ maritime and logistique, said: "Managing cyber risk is still a new challenge for companies in general, and shipowners and operators in particular. This is why we are delighted to partner with Bureau Veritas to offer tailor-made solutions for our clients.”

Matthieu de Tugny, president of Bureau Veritas marine and offshore, added: "Thanks to our experience and expertise in maritime cyber security, which we deliver every day to our clients around the world, Bureau Veritas is now able to provide BESSÉ with parameters for assessing the cyber resilience of a ship or a fleet. This evidence-based picture provides the basis for the insurance industry to meet the new expectations of shipowners and operators.”

Shipping companies have seen a growing number of cyber intrusions and attempted attacks on their information systems in recent years.

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