You never know what future holds in store for you. I got mail from Wärtsilä today. Wärtsilä establishes a world-class cyber academy in Singapore together with Templar Executives. “Cybercrime damages are predicted to cost the world 6 trillion dollars annually by 2021,” says Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO at Templar Executives and continues: “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.”
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 26 April 2018 at 7 am EET. The technology group Wärtsilä is partnering with the cyber security company Templar Executives to establish a world-class cyber academy in Singapore.
The academy will offer courses designed to support and enhance the collective cyber maturity of the wider shipping community, notably operators and owners.
The cyber academy’s courses 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 academy, which is located in the Wärtsilä Digital Acceleration Center in Singapore, will become operational from 1 May 2018 and initially courses will be delivered in Singapore and London.