The University of Plymouth has joined forces with BMT, a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and design consultancy, to jointly research ship design and cyber security in the maritime sector.
The new Memorandum of Understanding will specifically look at harnessing the capabilities of the University’s recently opened £3.2 million
. This world-leading facility is dedicated to simulating and understanding maritime cyber threats and facilitating future secure maritime operations through cyber resilience research, tools and training. The facility forms part of the University’s Marine Navigation Centre, which includes a physical ship’s bridge used to simulate attacks and test equipment.
BMT was a founding industry supporter of the Cyber-SHIP Lab when it was launched in 2019, based on the firm belief that through the development of these new tools and lab the UK can become a leading power in maritime cyber security.