Athens - 25th April

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:

George A. Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
George Efthimiou, IT Department & Security Expert, Gourdomichalis Maritime S.A
Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult
Patrick Decool, New Products Director, Product Program & Planning, Marlink
David Patraiko, Director of Projects, The Nautical Institute
Rossella Mattioli, Secure Infrastructures and Services, ENISA - European Union Agency for
   Network & Information Security

Roel van Rijsewijk, Senior Fellow, Deloitte's Center for the Edge
Steve Williams, Partner, Moore Stephens
Bernard Twomey, Director, Bernard Twomey Consulting Ltd*
Nicky Pappadakis, Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co. Ltd*
Howard Hughes, CTO, Tototheo

With further speakers to be announced

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

  1. Facing the Cyber Threat: An Overview of Maritime Cyber Challenges and Focus on Building Resilience
  2. New Developments in Maritime Cyber Regulations and Guidelines
  3. Cyber Risks: Identification, Mitigation and Response
  4. Pan-Industry Platforms and Collaboration to Combat Cyber Challenges - Lessons for Maritime
  5. 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