The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) is working with the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to host a Maritime Cyber Security Workshop as part of London International Shipping Week, which runs from 7-11 September.
The Workshop aboard HQS Wellington at London’s Victoria Embankment on Wednesday 9 September aims to provide attendees with the latest assessment and current trends in maritime cyber security threats, and how they impact the maritime industry.
The recent publication of the US Coast Guard’s Cyber Security guidance and debate at the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee on the need for the maritime industry to develop appropriate guidelines all point to the need for the marine industry to grasp the initiative in this area and take proactive action before a major incident is allowed to occur.
Facilitated by maritime cyber security specialists from Templar Executives, the Workshop will involve group discussion of cyber security incidents. The main focus, however, will be on interactive syndicate work based around a central scenario and configured to the offshore industry.
Incidents will range in severity from simple inadvertent user mistakes by crew through to malicious attacks from antagonists. Output will be captured on the day and subsequently used as the basis of informative guidance for the organisations’ members.
Speaking about the Workshop, SAMI’s Peter Cook stated: “This should be a fascinating day of sharing ideas and learning about this ubiquitous threat. We intend that attendees leave the event ‘uncomfortably educated’ about the threat to the commercial marine environment.”
Briefing on new cyber security guidance
The event will include a briefing on the new marine cyber security guidance developed by the Round Table of international shipping associations – BIMCO, ICS, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO – which is likely to be incorporated within IMO guidance, as well as threat updates delivered by well-respected subject matter experts from the maritime cyber security world.
The outline programme includes syndicate briefings and cyber threat scenario tabletop syndicate work.
This Workshop is aimed at directors with security responsibilities, company and ship security officers as well as IT personnel. Due to the nature of the cyber security threat in the offshore marine domain, any other personnel with an interest in this field are also welcome to attend.
*Running from 10.00 am through until 6.30 pm, the Workshop is a free-to-attend event for SAMI and IMCA members. Places are available for non-members at a cost of £120 +VAT.
**Attendance is being co-ordinated by IMCA. Those wishing to attend or find out more should e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44(0)20 7824 5520