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
Dimitris Moutzouris-Lygeros, Chemical Engineer, Trainer, IT Security Professional,
   Motor Oil Hellas,
Dimitris A. Makris, IT Manager, Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd
Katerina Raptaki, IT Manager, Navios
Michael Owen, VP Business Capture & Development – Maritime, Marlink
Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult
Joe Dauncey, Director, Security Engineering, Inmarsat
Max J. Bobys, Vice President, Global Strategies, HudsonAnalytix, Inc.
David Patraiko, Director of Projects, The Nautical Institute
Rossella Mattioli, Officer in Network and Information Security, ENISA - European Union
   Agency for Network & Information Security

Roel van Rijsewijk, Senior Fellow, Deloitte's Center for the Edge
Steve Williams, Partner, Moore Stephens
Howard Hughes, CTO, Tototheo
Panagiotis Papagiannakopoulos, Director, Head of Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy
   Advisory Services, EY (Ernst & Young Business Advisory Solutions S.A.)
Dr. Nikitas Nikitakos, Professor, Dept. of Shipping Trade and Transport, University of
   the Aegean

Svend Lykke Larsen, Sales & Business Development Director, Europe, Palantir
Alexandros Giouzenis, CTO, Navarino
Asterios Voulanas, Partner, PwC Greece
Jordan Wylie, Campaign Director, Be Cyber Aware At Sea
Mark Sutcliffe, Director, CSO Alliance
Dr Alan Whitfield, CEO, Wididi UK

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. Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness
  3. New Developments in Maritime Cyber Regulations and Guidelines
  4. Training, Awareness and Human Factors
  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

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