Cyber Security Workshop

Members only
  • Published: 1st February 2019
  • Last updated: 5th February 2019
  • Date: 6 Mar 2019
  • Start time: 9:30 a.m.
  • End time: 12:30 p.m.

UK Chamber of Shipping
30 Park Street

As the industry becomes more and more reliant on technology and ships become increasingly complex and dependent on the extensive use of digital and communications technology within all functions of the ship, this has opened up a new area of exposure with new threats and risks.

As an increase in automation creates more opportunities it also creates more potential vulnerabilities, particularly in areas where as crews become more connected for work due to decreasing costs in internet, and social reasons which has been highlighted by several organisations as a major welfare issue and concern amongst modern seafarers. Focus has also turned to the fact that even with the correct sort of equipment and security systems it is absolutely vital that the education, training and increasing the awareness of those who will be using the systems is treated as a priority.

The Chamber will be hosting a seminar looking at cyber security on the 6th March where the purpose of the event will be to allow industry to hear advice from Government cyber experts on the below Government Guidance:

1. Cyber Security for Ships

2. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Guidance page

The event will focus on areas such as:

  • How to encourage sharing in such a sensitive area?
  • What education and training is needed and what are the best ways to measure success?
  • How to balance seafarer welfare through increased internet access with correct cyber awareness.
  • How important do you feel is the behavioural shift in society as a new avenue for threats as adapting behaviour to new technology and technology services creates new openings for cyber-attacks?

To make this event as interactive as possible if there are any burning questions you wish to ask at the event, please send them to Robert Carington.

If you have any issues with registering for the event please contact Priya Birk.

Please note there is a small chance this event may be postponed due to the current political climate.