- 10 October 2017

The cyber threat is growing across all sectors, and in this information era of the connected ship, and with the shipping sector’s increasing reliance on technology and remote monitoring, maritime cyber security is no longer optional, but is business-critical.

But how many companies are really ready to tackle the cyber challenge? And how resilient are they? Whilst the risk is real, it can be mitigated, but how quickly and robustly a company can respond to this challenge will depend on how ready and determined they are – and also on whether they are planning to invest in cyber preparedness. Are we witnessing a new security paradigm, where the focus is on prevention rather than simply relying on reaction? Ship operators need to be confident that their procedures can deal with ever bigger and more sophisticated cyber-attacks and that that they are developing a safe, dependable, cyber capability in shipping.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Oksana Näser, Group IT - Maritime Business Solutions, Manager IT, Rickmers Holding AG
  • Bas Rijniersce, Director, IT, Seaspan Ship Management Ltd.
  • Patrick Decool, New Products Director, Product Program & Planning, Marlink
  • Svend Lykke Larsen, Sales & Business Development Director, Europe, Palantir AS
  • Jordan Wylie, Campaign Founder, Be Cyber Aware at Sea
  • Giampiero Soncini, Director – Maritime, Volaris Group
  • Jeff Greer, Vice President, Operations, KVH
  • Joseph A. Walsh II, Partner, Clyde & Co US LLP
  • Roel Van Rijsewijk, Senior Fellow, Deloitte's Center for the Edge EMEA
  • Dallas Kasaboski, Analyst, Market Research, and Consulting, Northern Sky Research, NSR
  • Lisa Forte, Cyber Security Advisor, South West Police Cyber Crime Unit (UK)
  • Dana Jongens, Manager Safety Services, Maritime, Inmarsat
    And many more.

Building on the great success of the Maritime Cyber Resilience Forums in Rotterdam in January and Athens in April, the 5 key sessions during Digital Ship’s Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Hamburg will contain plenary presentations and panel discussions.  

There will be 5 sessions covering the following key topics, and more:

Facing the Cyber Threat: An Overview of Maritime Cyber Challenges and Focus on Building Resilience
a. What is the current cyber threat landscape?
b. What are the major cybersecurity risks and threats affecting the industry?
c. Is cyber the true disruptive innovation in maritime?
d. Reviewing the cyber threat across other sectors and lessons learnt
e. Panel discussion - The view from the shipping company.
Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness
a. Balancing cyber resilience with the business case.
b. Legal, financial and insurance implications.
c. Best practices - modern connectivity.
d. Mitigating risk - Identify, assess, respond.
New Developments in Maritime Cyber Regulations and Guidelines
a. The implications of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
b. Turning guidance to training for the shipping industry.
c. The future of cyber reporting.
Training, Awareness and the Human Element
a. Is this the real cyber threat?
b. Applying cyber security to operational, IT, crew and communication applications.
c. Managing and cyber hygiene and building crew awareness.
Viewpoint: Are We Cyber Ready? Conclusions and Actions

Digital Ship’s Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum will bring advisors, end-users, technology providers and policy makers together, aiming to:

  • Understand, define and assess the threats and risk of maritime cyber-attack
  • Raise awareness of cyber security and risk issues and identify increased cooperation and information sharing mechanisms
  • Discuss appropriate regulation and guidelines for clearer standards throughout the industry, and with authorities

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