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Digital technology has had a significant impact on the maritime environment and with the growing trend for increased connectivity, automation and integrated technology, this is only set to continue.

As ships make decisions based on the integrity of the data they receive, the potential for a cyber attack to wreak colossal damage in the maritime industry cannot be understated.

As global think tanks seek to address the inevitability of more frequent and damaging cyber attacks on the maritime environment, the industry is lagging behind other economies in its preparedness to handle these dangers.

Following recent industry recommendations, Maritime Cyber Risk – Addressing the Real and Current Threats will look at practical steps which those operating in the maritime environment can put in place today to better protect ship and crew should a vessel, port or platform be the victim of an attack.

There are a limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at this event. If you are interested in further information email or telephone 44 (0) 20 3 560 8154

08.15Refreshments, registration and exhibition
08.50Welcome from the Chair
Malcolm Warr OBE, Chair, TranZparency Group
Session One: Acknowledging the risks
09.00Threats posed to the maritime cyber environment

  • How do attackers gain information about a ship’s network prior to an attack?
  • What are the most successful techniques used by hackers to gain network access?
  • Introducing viruses via remote system access
  • Use of third party hardware (such as PPUs ) and the threats posed to the integrity of on board systems
  • The lack of inbuilt encryption and authentication codes in critical navigation systems
  • Exploiting weaknesses in the ECDIS chart system
  • The growing trend of AIS manipulation and fake ships
  • A lack of secondary and privileged systems on board vessels
    Rob Pritchard, Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
09.30Keynote Address – Know your enemy-the unseen ever present threat
Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC ADC DUniv
09.55Cyber Security and the Road Ahead

  • How many successful cyber attacks is your organisation experiencing?
  • Vulnerability of commonly used devices
  • Risks posed by XP or Windows 2003 systems
  • What factors currently hinder the regular maintenance and updating of vessels’ electronic
  • Unavailability of trained staff
  • Logistical difficulties
  • Lack of awareness/concern
  • Adding Cyber Security to the Risk Register
    Dalitso Phiri, Director, Naval Digital Limited
10.40Refreshment Break
Session Two: Demonstrations
11.05Demonstrating Port Vulnerabilities Through Simulated Attack

  • Threats to on-shore installations
  • The rise of converged vulnerability
  • What does a multifaceted cyber attack look like?
  • Mapping key human vulnerability factors
  • Worst fears?
    Dan Solomon, Director – Cyber Security Services, Optimal Risk
11.45BYOD and the Impact on Safety and Cyber Security

  • A realtime demonstration of how data can be collected and users can be hacked, even in a
    safe environment
  • Creating a spoof wifi and harvesting the data collected, in the way that networks onboard
    can be attacked
    Ewan Robinson, Director, Yango Satellite Communications Ltd
Tackling the ability of cyber criminals to keep ahead of security developments

  • Discussion around issues arising from demonstrations
  • What can be done about the legality (in many countries) and affordability of jamming
    devices which can interfere with GPS reception and the the ease with which malware can
    be purchased to disrupt ships’ navigation systems
    Brendan Saunders, Principal Security Consultant, NCC Group
    Guy Buesnel, Market Segment Manager – Robust Positioning, Navigation and Timing, Spirent Communications
Session Three: Enterprise Risk
12.40The State of Enterprise Resilience in the Maritime Environment

  • Translating the threat: the important “so what?” analysis
  • The impact of political instability
  • Governance and ownership: the importance of senior level responsibility
  • The role of business continuity and crisis management
  • Recognising the weak links within your network and supply chain
  • Understanding the risks posed by third party supplier companies who work with ship
    owner data
  • Analysing your culture of interacting with suppliers who handle ship owner data and
    determining ‘at risk’ behaviour’
    Andy Cox, Associate Director, Crisis Security Consulting, Control Risks
Session Four: Educating Crew
14.10Risks posed by the human factor

  • Most common cyber security violations by crew
  • To what extent is there an endemic lack of security awareness and protocol among ship
    and crew?
  • Tackling onboard complacency around online behaviour
  • What does good look like in terms of the security protocols which should be taught to
    Howard Brown, Managing Director, Templar Global Services
14.35PANEL SESSION – Incentivising cyber security vigilance among crew

  • The impact of social media on isolated crew
  • To what extent is there a lack of technical staff on board vessels who could spot and fix a breach or repair a vital system after failure?
    Rear Admiral Nick Lambert
    Simon Frank, Head of Marine HR, TORM
    Howard Brown, Managing Director, Templar Global Services
    Steven Jones FRSA, Consultant, KVH Media Group
Session Five: Guidelines
15.00The Position of the Shipping Industry

  • Why guidelines and not regulation?
    Giles Noakes, Chief Maritime Security Officer, BIMCO
15.25Refreshment Break
Session Six: Legal
15.50Legal liability for ship owners

  • What ramifications does the EU Data Protection Act have for the maritime
  • To what extent are vessels unseaworthy if they leave port with an undetected
    virus/malware on their systems
  • Implications for passenger carriers and infected passenger devices
  • Handling reputational damage following a cyber attack
  • The Implications of Cyber Attack Exclusion Clause (CL380)
    Moderated by Jonathan Lux, Mediator, Arbitrator and Barrister, Stone Chambers
    Elinor Dautlich, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan
    Philip Roche, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
    Ffion Flockhart, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
    Philip Roche, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Session Seven: Open Dialogue
17.00PANEL SESSION: A discussion around the factors which will trigger a more open dialogue and disclosure of cyber attacks within the maritime industry

  • Lack of incentive for private companies to disclose breaches
  • The potential for serious economic and reputational damage caused by a maritime cyber
  • The impact of front page headlines of a major maritime cyber attack
  • Increased criminality in the maritime sector
  • Environmental damage caused by a cyber attack in the maritime environment
  • Loss of human life resulting from cyber triggers
  • Will regulatory enforcement at some point require full disclosure of breaches?
    Rear Admiral Nick Lambert
    Sharif Gardner, Cyber Training Lead, PGI
17.30Chair’ summing up
Malcolm Warr OBE, Chair, TranZparency Group
17.40Close of conference

Malcolm Warr OBE

TranZparency Group

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Rob Pritchard

Associate Fellow

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Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC ADC DUniv

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Dalitso Phiri

Principal Security Consultant

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Dan Solomon

Director - Cyber Security Services, Optimal Risk

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Ewan Robinson

Director, Yango Satellite Communications Ltd

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Brendan Saunders

Principal Security Consultant, NCC Group

Guy Buesnel

Market Segment Manager – Robust Positioning, Navigation and Timing, Spirent Communications

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Andy Cox

Associate Director, Crisis Security Consulting, Control Risks

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Howard Brown

Managing Director, Templar Global Services

Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

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Simon Frank

Head of Marine HR, TORM

Steven Jones FRSA

Consultant, KVH Media Group

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Giles Noakes

Chief Maritime Security Officer, BIMCO

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Jonathan Lux

Mediator, Arbitrator and Barrister, Stone Chambers

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Elinor Dautlich

Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan

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Philip Roche

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

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Ffion Flockhart

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

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Sharif Gardner

Cyber Training Lead, PGI

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11 Thurloe Pl, London SW7 2RS
Phone: +44 (0)20 7589 8100

The Rembrandt is a historic hotel with a modern vibe in London’s fashionable area of Knightsbridge and South Kensington. Located directly across from the Victoria and Albert Museum, and within a 5-minute walk of the Natural History and Science Museums, the hotel is surrounded by culture. Harrods and the famous Knightsbridge shopping district are also only a 5-minute stroll.

Directions The Rembrandt’s location in central London could not be better, whether you are travelling for business or leisure. You will be right between two of London’s most fashionable areas – South Kensington and Knightsbridge.

To reach The Rembrandt Hotel by road…
Follow M4/A4 (Cromwell Road) into central London. The Rembrandt is on the right opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum.

If you’re coming to The Rembrandt Hotel by rail…
Mainline rail: Victoria station is only 1 mile away London Underground: South Kensington station is 750 metres away (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines) & Knightsbridge station is 850 metres away (Piccadilly line).

To reach The Rembrandt Hotel from the airport…
The Heathrow Express runs every 15 minutes between Heathrow Airport and Paddington Station with a journey time of 15 minutes. From Paddington, a Circle or District line train will take you to South Kensington. Alternatively, the Piccadilly line runs straight from Heathrow Airport to South Kensington Tube Station, with a journey time of approximately one hour.

For Gatwick Airport, catch the Gatwick Express at Victoria Station. Trains run every 15 minutes with a journey time of 30 minutes. Victoria Station is just two stops away on the District and Circle lines from South Kensington.

Book a room
For delegates wishing to book accommodation at the conference venue, we have special room rates agreed of
£154 + VAT including breakfast for an advance purchase Classic Room or £170 + VAT for an Executive room. Please
note that this rate will expire on 2nd June 2016 and all rooms are subject to availability.

How to book:
Guests to make their own reservations, by calling Tel: +44 (0) 20 7589 8100 or
email : and state you are a Maritime Cyber Risk delegate – quote promo code CONTEGO EVENTS in order to guarantee the group rate. Guests to check terms and conditions of booking direct with hotel.

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The Rembrandt Hotel, London, UK