CS for Port Facility Security Officer

Online Certificate Course

3 Days


6 Hrs / Day

February 8-10th, 2023

Cyber Security Center of Excellence


  • The definition of holistic Cyber Security and the key role of Port Facility Officers.
  • Raising awareness of the types of Cyber Security threats, vulnerabilities and risks – and discuss current and evolving trends (including industry context and examples as appropriate).
  • An overview of key legislation and regulations in relation to your responsibilities; including the ISM Code and the consequences of breaches/non-compliance.
  • Exploring the risks associated with IT and OT systems onshore and onboard vessels.
  • Discussing incident management and business continuity.
  • Exploring how to develop a positive Cyber Security culture.
  • Discussion, exercises and real-world scenarios.

As the Cyber Security landscape evolves and cyber-attacks continue to increase, it is essential to maintain awareness of the growing threats, risks and vulnerabilities and take mitigating actions.
This is especially pertinent in the current environment and increase in hybrid working.
Leaders play a critical role in organisations and as the Cyber Security landscape evolves, leaders need to continue to develop a greater awareness of Cyber risks and threats.
Leadership is pivotal in driving and championing Cyber Security and Information Assurance and developing Cyber resilience for business enablement.

Course Content:

  • Developing a clear understanding of why holistic Cyber Security is important and understanding the key role that Port Facility Officers play in organisational resilience.
  • Understanding the threat landscape and the Cyber vulnerabilities that exist in organisations.
  • Looking at the law and international legislation with a clear link to individual responsibilities.
  • Developing knowledge of the Port Facility Security Assessment, as well as how to implement, maintain and update a Port Facility Security Plan.
  • Governance and reporting lines to manage information risk e.g. through key relationships with the Ship Security Officer (SSO) and Company Security Officer (CSO).
  • A practical review of incident management and business continuity.
  • Developing a positive cyber culture across an organisation through understanding leadership and management of Cyber risk.
  • Course Summary and Evaluation.

Testimonials from organisations & delegates

The course pulled together all the aspects of what is expected of the SIRO and more. It provided a sensible level of detail and depth to enable a SIRO to engage with a board and with technical teams with improved confidence.

The knowledge and experience of the course instructor was second to none. He was able to provide highly relevant personal insight across all the course content and to expand around all the course topics with real world examples.

Immensely informative, a real eye opener for some as to our current position and cannot fault the templar team at all for their hard work and commitment to us throughout the whole process.