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Earlier this month Digital Ship brought together the maritime community in Athens at the Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum to provide perspective about where the real cyber security threats are in the maritime industry and what to do about them. With more than 100 shipping company personnel in attendance the day was filled with engaging discussions and offered interesting networking opportunities.
Each session of the agenda was followed by a panel discussion, predominately attended by IT managers. The broad subjects discussed ranged from security framework design, raising awareness on cyber security, security of the vessel, and maximizing input from technology companies.
After the event Dimitris Lyras, Managing Director at Ulysses Systems, who moderated two panels commented: “We realized that security is not just firewalls and converting your network into a cyber lobster that does not allow you to do business.” He continued: “We came to the conclusion that a cyber security eco system is needed where vendors develop software that understands and reports illicit use and access as well as the traditional cyber security good practices.”
“I believe that leaving an office for a day to come to the conference was useful to make necessary contacts and potentially solve some of the work challenges with experience exchange among peers” said conference producer Vaida Stockunaite.
This was preceded by the hugely successful Digital Ship – Vessel Performance Optimisation Forum, Cyprus in March with over 120 maritime professionals listening, learning and networking on the day.
We were excited to have had Costas Iacovou, Shipping Deputy Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Republic of Cyprus delivering a keynote address, followed by presentations by Captain Eugen Adami, Managing Director, Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd, Dr. Oleg Kalinin, Fleet Director, SCF Management Services, Adonis Violaris, Marketing Director, Interorient Ship Management and Chairman, Cyprus Shipping Chamber ICT Subcommittee.
“The conference was relevant to the times that we live in where driving efficiency is key to success. “ Sunit Das, Director of Operations, The Hadley Shipping Company Limited
Digital Ship has an exciting series of conferences planned for the final half of the year locations include Nor-shipping, Tokyo, Rotterdam, London, Copenhagen, Singapore, Athens and Bergen. Visit the website to see which country we will be in next: http://www.events.thedigitalship.com/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you could be more involved in these highly targeted and must attend industry events. As always, no admission charge for ship owners, operators, managers and builders.