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Digital Ship Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Rotterdam

From: 15 Feb, 2018 until: 15 Feb, 2018

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Event Summary

Building on the success of the Maritime Cyber Resilience Forums in Rotterdam, Athens and Hamburg in 2017, the Digital Ship Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Rotterdam 2018 will address the issues that companies need to learn more about in order to meet the Cyber Challenge head on.


Venue: Hilton Rotterdam; Tel: +31 10 710 8011; Fax: +31 10 710 8111

Address: Hilton Rotterdam, Weena 10, 3012 CM Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Full details

Cyber security is undoubtedly on our agenda with ever-increasing threats being proved able to disrupt our business continuity. Real life examples in the maritime industry, and related sectors including ports, terminals and the supply chain, clearly demonstrate 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 resilience into their daily operations in order to organise business operations to reduce cyber vulnerability.


In this era of the connected ship, with developments such as the cloud, IoT, electronic data exchange in the logistic chain, electronic navigation systems, we increasingly rely on technology, which makes cyber resilience business-critical. So, how do we embed this into the maritime organisation? How do we incorporate cyber security into all our systems and operations? And if incidents occur, how do we respond and make the necessary contingency or recovery plans? In another words, how do we build and maintain a cyber resilient organisation throughout the total supply chain?  We will investigate regulations and guidelines to develop a safe, compliant, cyber capability in shipping.


The human factor is often regarded the weakest link. Ship operators need to increase cyber awareness both in the office and onboard. In this Forum, we will discuss best practices, including ways to mobilise internal commitment, set up training and incorporate cyber awareness into procedures.

Four focused sessions will cover the following key topics, and more:


  • 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 & the Human Factor


Digital Ship’s Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Rotterdam 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


To view the full programme and speaker line-up, see:  https://www.rotterdam.thedigitalship.com/


Register online:  https://www.rotterdam.thedigitalship.com/register

Early Bird Rates end 19 January 2018


Speakers and Panellists confirmed to participate include:


  • Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist, Thycotic
  • René de Vries, Harbour Master, Port Cyber Resilience Officer, 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
  • Matthijs van der Wel, Director Cyber Threat Intelligence & Incident Response, PwC
  • Prof. Dr. Bibi van den Berg, Member, Dutch Cyber Security Council, Professor Cyber Security Governance & Head Research, Cyber Security Governance Institute Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University
  • Chris Henny, Project Manager, CSO Alliance
  • Aron Frank Sørensen, Head of Maritime Technology & Regulation, BIMCO
  • Chronis Kapalidis, Academy SNF Fellow, International Security Department, Chatham House

  • Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, NLA Ltd

  • Marijn van Schoote, Security Officer, Port of Rotterdam
  • Stein Are Hansen, Senior Intelligence & Exercise Advisor, Norwegian Shipowners’ Mutual War Risks Insurance Association
  • Geert Janssens, Architect, CISO, Dutch Pilots Corporation
  • Ad Krikke, CISO, DSM
  • Jamie Akhtar, CEO & Co-Founder, CyberSmart
  • Jalal Bouhdada, Founder, Principal ICS Security Consultant, Applied Risk
  • Eddie Ekwo, Information Security Consultant , Maersk Transport & Logistics


The event offers many networking opportunities, including a post conference Networking Reception on 15 February. 


Event contact: gabi@thedigitalship.com

URL: https://www.rotterdam.thedigitalship.com/ Venue: Hilton Rotterdam Weena 10 3012 CM Rotterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 10 710 8011 Fax: +31 10 710 8111 Map: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/netherlands/hilton-rotterdam-RTMHITW/maps-directions/

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