KPMG and Kongsberg have announced a partnership to offer maritime sector-focused cyber security solutions.
In light of increasing digitalisation and IMO’s 2021 deadline for owners to incorporate cyber security into vessel safety standards, the two companies anticipate a significant uptick in demand for such products.
The partnership will combine Kongsberg’s expertise regarding digital ecosystems and the maritime sector with KMPG’s cyber security and digital risk management knowhow.
Kongsberg Digital president Hege Skryseth said “No more than you would climb Mount Everest without bringing a first aid kit, should you digitalise without thinking about cyber security.”
“By joining forces with KPMG, we can ensure our cyber security and risk management solutions stay on top of the constantly changing threat landscape.”
KPMG’s cyber security partner Arne Helm said “From broad experience with our clients in the maritime, critical infrastructure and logistics sector, we see that the maritime industry has an exciting digitalisation opportunity, that can only be harvested with proper risk management in place.”
Kongsberg Digital, part of Kongsberg, comprises more than 500 software experts and provides software and digital solutions to customers within the maritime, oil and gas, renewables and utilities fields in areas such as internet of things, smart data, artificial intelligence, maritime simulation, automation and autonomous operations. Audit, tax and advisory services specialist KPMG was named a “leader in information security” by Forrester in 2017.
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