Rotterdam
- 15 February 2018


We are facing increasingly complex threats from multiple different attackers, 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.

There will be 4 sessions covering the following key topics, and more:

Session 1

Facing the Cyber Threat: An Overview of Maritime Cyber Challenges and Focus on Building Resilience

a. What is the current cyber threat landscape?

b. What are the major cybersecurity risks and threats affecting the industry?

c. Is cyber the true disruptive innovation in maritime?

d. Reviewing the cyber threat across other sectors and lessons learnt

e. Panel discussion - The view from the shipping company.

Session 2

Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness

a. Balancing cyber resilience with the business case.

b. Legal, financial and insurance implications.

c. Best practices - modern connectivity.

d. Mitigating risk - Identify, assess, respond.


Session 3

New Developments in Maritime Cyber Regulations and Guidelines

a. The implications of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

b. Turning guidance to training for the shipping industry.

c. The future of cyber reporting.

Session 4

Viewpoint: Are We Cyber Ready? The Operators’ Outlook

a. Reviewing cyber threats from the viewpoint of the shipping company.

b. The threats, the risks, the challenges and how to manage them.


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

For more information, please contact cathy@thedigitalship.com