Shippings cyber challenge is the hot topic under discussion in Rotterdam on 15 february

Cyber security is undoubtedly on our agenda with the ever-increasing threats being proved able to disrupt the continuity of our business. Real life examples in the maritime industry, and related sectors including ports, terminals and logistics, clearly show the impact of cyber-attacks.

An up-to-date insight into the cyber-threat landscape is imperative to protect our business processes and data from cyber-attacks, damage or security breaches. Ship operators need to analyse potential risks, explore the legal aspects and incorporate cyber security into their daily operations in order to organise business operations to reduce cyber vulnerability.

Building on the great response to the Maritime Cyber Resilience Forums in Rotterdam, Athens and Hamburg in 2017, the 4 key sessions during the Digital Ship Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Rotterdam 2018 will contain plenary presentations and panel discussions and will address the issues that companies need to learn more about to meet the Cyber Challenge head on.

  • Session 1: Facing the Cyber Threat: An Overview of Maritime Cyber Challenges and Focus on Building Resilience
  • Session 2: Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness
  • Session 3: New Developments in Maritime Cyber Regulations and Guidelines
  • Session 4: Training, Awareness & Human Factors

Confirmed speakers to date include:

René de Vries, Harbour Master, Port of Rotterdam, Marco van Rijsinge, Company Security Officer, Spliethoff Group, Ken Munro, Security Entrepreneur & Writer, Pen Test Partners, Pete Adsett, IT Manager & Certified Ethical Hacker, MOL LNG, Jack Hatcher, Legal Director & Mariner, Hill Dickinson LLP, Ian MacLean, Partner, Hill Dickinson LLP, Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT Specialty and many more speakers.

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