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Marine Cyber Security Table Top Demonstration and Meeting

12th March 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join this exclusive event to discuss Marine Cyber Security and the opportunities to hear from key speakers involved in these opportunities. Open for businesses across the UK.

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  • Welcome and Event Administration:  Mr Ian McLaren, Great South West Marine Sector Specialist, Department for International Trade South West
  • Introduction: Sir Alan Massey, ex Royal Navy, ex-UK MCA, and currently at Trinity House
  • Part One: Ship Communication System Capture Demonstration run by OCTO plus exposure of risk by OCTO.
  • Break (10 minutes)
  • Part Two: Table Top Demonstration of a 100,000 Ton fully laden Crude Carrier departing the Strait of Hormuz and the consequences of indirect (AIS) and direct Cyber Attack (Ship’s Systems).
  • Break (10 minutes)
  • Panel presentations from: Cyber SHIP-Lab (Plymouth University), SA Catapult, Cyberowl, Bamboo Tech; (10 minutes each)
  • Break (10 minutes)
  • Panel Q&A
  • Closing remarks – Sir Alan Massey

What will I see?

Marine experts will give a demonstration showing the consequence of a cyber attack on a merchant vessel underway at sea. This will include a brief on the methods that can be used to capture a ship’s communication system and will show just how easy this can be.

This will be followed by two table top scenarios showing the consequence of a subsequent cyber attack.

This will then be followed by a briefing by Exeter and Plymouth Universities on the method to protect a merchant ship from the cyber attacks depicted in the scenarios.

A Q&A Session will end the three-hour event.


Who is this event for?

This event is designed for major ship executives, operators, both ashore and those who are sea-going will attend this event. It is also hoped that educators and staff from merchant navy training institutions can attend. Finally cyber security experts and those involved in cyber protection from the GCC Region are most welcome to attend.

Please Note: We will send you details of the online platform and login details prior to the event.