2018 Agenda


EPSCO-RA0945 - Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee
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1015 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair
click for bioRear Admiral Nick Lambert, Director, NLA, Former UK National Hydrographer

Rear Admiral Nick LambertA master mariner and a committed proponent of the maritime users’ perspective, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert concluded a long naval operational career as the UK National Hydrographer in December 2012. He advises on a wide range of maritime issues including the importance of spatial data infrastructures and hydrography for maritime economies, the evolution of eNavigation and GNSS vulnerability, near or real time situational awareness (especially that derived from space based assets and applications), human factors, and training and education in the maritime sector.

Session One:

Facing the Cyber Threat: An Overview of Maritime Cyber Challenges

What are the cyber challenges we are facing across the maritime industry? What is the impact of cyber threats, how do they influence our daily practice? What is the status in other industries? And how do we focus on building cyber resilience?

1025 - Key-note Opening Address - Reviewing the Impact of Digitalisation and Cyber Threats on the Shipping Sector
click for bioCapt. Alfred Hartmann, President, VDR - German Shipowners‘ Association

Capt. Alfred HartmannA trained shipbroker and shipping merchant, Alfred Hartmann started his seafaring time as a cadet with NorddeutscherLloyd. At the University of Science in Leer he graduated in Industrial Engineering & Management and attained his Master’s license for deep-sea vessels of any size and any type. Alfred Hartmann gained maritime experience as Nautical Officer and Captain in worldwide trade and worked as newbuilding supervisor and head of seafaring personnel.

In 1981, he established his own shipping company: Hartmann Reederei. Expanding the business over three decades, the Hartmann Group became one of Germany’s largest shipping companies, with a fleet of about 150 vessels and more than 5,000 employees on board and ashore.

Alfred Hartmann held the post of CEO of Hartmann AG until June 2008, when he passed the baton to his son and assumed the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He is the President of the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) and member of the Advisory Committees of NORD/LB and classification society DNV GL. Alfred Hartmann is also Honorary Senator of the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, member of the Strategic Council “Maritime Industry of the Weser-Ems Region” and Chairman.

1050 – Key-note: Cyber Impact in Port of Amsterdam – Cyber Security Awareness Programme

  • Essential and non-essential services
  • Port area, public and private cooperation
  • Port resilience
  • Prevention, detection, notification and response
click for bioBelle Webster, Programme Manager Cyber Security, Port of Amsterdam

Belle WebsterProgramme Manager Belle Webster has been in charge of Port of Amsterdam’s Cybersecurity programme since early 2018. Before joining the Port of Amsterdam as a corporate lawyer back in 2015, Webster worked in the legal field, where she specialised in real estate and property development.

Webster: ‘I enjoy building connections between people and thrive on the dynamic of working with public and private partners, where cooperation and close ties are required to achieve specific objectives. Since the Cybersecurity programme combines all these aspects, it’s something I can channel all my energies into and feel really passionate about.’

1115 - Cyber Crime in the Shipping Industry

  • The extent of the risk
  • Impact of the marine supply chain
  • Specific examples of risk and consequences to the shipping industry
  • GNSS Jamming and AIS spoofing
  • Cyber Terrorism
  • The developing legal regime including GDPR
  • Cyber litigation risk
  • Cyber loss prevention
click for bioJulian Clark, Partner and Global Head of Shipping, Hill Dickinson LLP

Julian ClarkJulian Clark is the Global Head of Shipping for Hill Dickinson and has overall management responsibility for the shipping group both in London and internationally. He was called to the bar of England and Wales in 1988 and has, since that time, been almost exclusively engaged in advising on maritime law matters and major incidents in the field. In 2011, having previously been a leading partner with another internationally recognised law firm, he launched his own boutique shipping law practice with two other colleagues, which soon established itself as a leader in shipping transport and trade. He has advised a wide range of Owners, Charterers, Operators and Traders in relation to a variety of matters ranging from piracy incidents in the Gulf of Aden to major casualties and ship building disputes. He has also drafted a number of commercial documents, including the terms and conditions for leading insurance facilities. He is an accredited CEDR mediator and supporting member of the LMAA, Baltic Exchange and Association of Average Adjusters.

1140 - Key-note: German Cyber Security Strategy and its Implications for the Maritime Sector

  • DEU Cyber Security Act of 2015
  • DEU Cyber Security Strategy 2016
  • DEU whole-of government approach to critical infrastructure protection in cyber space
  • Maritime (national) critical infrastructures
  • Role of the German Federal Armed Forces
  • Conclusions
click for bioWolfgang Röhrig, Commander, Cyber and Information Domain Service Headquarters, Bundeswehr -German Federal Armed Forces

Wolfgang RöhrigCommander Wolfgang Röhrig currently works for the National and International Cooperation Unit of the German Cyber and Information Domain Service HQ in Bonn. He entered the German Navy in 1985. After completing his studies at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg with the degree of MBA in 1990, since the mid of the 1990ies he specialized on Command & Control as well as Communication and Information Systems’ services. He served in several officers’ positions in the German Navy and the German Armed Forces Joint Services, including several operational deployments and service at NATO SHAPE. From 2012 until February 2018 he was the Programme Manager Cyber Defence of the European Defence Agency, where he stood up and developed the EDA cyber defence programme with Member States. Since March 2018 he is in his current position responsible for coordinating international cooperation activities on Information Assurance and Cyber Defence in which the Cyber and Information Domain Service HQ and subordinate Commands are engaged. His centres of gravity are the European Union, Scandinavia, Baltic States, Middle-East Europe as well as cooperation with Austria and Switzerland.

1205 - The Cyber Security Policy Framework: NIS Directive and Cyber Security in Maritime

  • Situational analysis of cyber security in shipping
  • The NIS directive and what it means for the maritime sector
  • Cyber security and IoT
click for bioDr. Athanasios Drougkas, Officer, NIS - European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Dr. Athanasios DrougkasDr. Athanasios Drougkas is an Officer in Network and Information Security at the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).

His domains of activity in ENISA currently include the Digital Single Market and NIS industry, cybersecurity in eHealth, Cyber-insurance and security in the Finance sector. In the past, he has held various positions within the ICT industry in cross-functional domains, including Project Management, Presales, R&D and Technical Consulting.

Dr. Drougkas holds a BSc./MSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications from the National Technical University of Athens.

WORLD-LINK COMMUNICATIONS1230 - Lunch Break
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Session Two:

Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness

How can we tackle the cyber challenge? How resilient are we? In this session we will focus on business planning and change management. How do we analyse risks, organize cyber resilience and find appropriate solutions? 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.

1330 - Industry and Cyber Risk Management onboard Ships

  • Update of industry guidelines on cyber security onboard ships
  • Cyber risks in safety management systems
  • Building cyber resilient ships in the future
click for bioAron Frank Sørensen, Head of Maritime Technology and Regulation, BIMCO

Aron Frank SørensenAron Sørensen holds the position as Head of the Maritime Technology and Regulation and is responsible for BIMCO’s technical affairs. He manages BIMCO’s role in marine, operational and related regulatory matters at a number of international organizations such as IMO, ISO, IACS and IHO. His tasks include negotiating, monitoring and disseminating relevant conventions and assisting in the development of international standards, regional/national requirements, and assessing the impact on BIMCO members.

He led the development of the industry Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, where the second edition was published in the summer of 2017. He was also project leader in the development of BIMCO/CIRM industry guidelines on software maintenance, which was published in January 2018.

1355 – Cyber Risk Management in Practice
click for bioBabis Kalevrosoglou, Information Security Manager, Aspida

Babis KalevrosoglouBabis Kalevrosoglou is the Information Security Manager at Aspida, specialised in the Cyber Security in the Maritime Industry. Babis holds a M.Sc. in Security of Digital Systems from University of Piraeus and is a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 27001 :2003. Moreover he is Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP).

Prior to joining Aspida, Babis occupied various positions in the IT Industry; his areas of expertise include Information Security Risk Assessment Methodologies, Forensics Analysis, Threat Intelligence and Information Security Training. He has serviced as an Information Security Consultant in the Cyber Security Unit of Greek Army General Staff.

1420 – Powering Cyber Resilience at Sea

  • Cyber-attack demonstration with malware installation
  • Industry and Inmarsat actions
  • New developments with the fleet secure portfolio
click for bioWayne Perks, Manager of Security Services, Inmarsat Maritime

Wayne PerksWayne Perks was appointed Manager of Security Solutions in July 2017. He is currently responsible for establishing and implementing maritime security services and solutions and for driving Inmarsat’s security portfolio forward.

Wayne started his career on the UK Government’s first Cyber Security Apprentice scheme, to be part of the UK National Cyber Security initiative. From his experiences, Wayne has acquired skills in designing, creating and maintaining sensitive networks, as well as the ability to use tools and techniques open to hackers and security professionals. His specialty lies in incident response for cyber security related events. Wayne has been applying these skills at Inmarsat and industry joint working groups to educate the maritime industry, raise awareness and create best practices which can directly be applied to the maritime industry.

1445 – Short Tea/Coffee Break

Session Three:

Training, Awareness and the Human Element

We will investigate what is needed to change the organisation’s behaviour. How do we organise training, build awareness and harness other human factors?

1505 - Hacking Ships – What Would a Hacker Do?

  • The hacker mindset
  • Why hacking ships is easier than you thought
  • How to defend yourself
click for bioCarsten Cordes, Security Consultant, HEC GmbH

Carsten CordesCarsten Cordes took first place in the Cyber Security Challenge Germany in 2015.
Afterwards, he worked as a research assistant at the Institut für Internetsicherheit at the University of applied sciences in Gelsenkirchen.
Currently he works as a security consultant at HEC GmbH in Bremen, where he does penetration tests and security trainings for developers.

1530 - Cyber Security and the Human Factor

  • Assessing the risks
  • Developing Contingency plans
  • Crew training
click for bioCapt. Kuzman Popov, HSEQ Manager, MOL Tankships Management (Europe)

Capt. Kuzman PopovCapt. Kuzman Popov sailed on board oil, chemical, gas tankers from third officer to master. He has worked ashore for some of the major ship management companies and ship owners, as HSEQ and Operations Superintendent and Manager, DPA & CSO.

Capt. Popov holds master’s degrees in Marine Navigation and Nautical studies, International Economic Relations, Maritime Law.

He is presently based in London, as he is working for MOL Tankship Management (Europe) Ltd.

1555 - Closing Panel Discussion: Incorporating Cyber Security into your Daily Operations

  • How do we analyse risks, organise cyber resilience and find appropriate solutions?
  • Investigating the human factor
  • Lessons for maritime
Moderated by:
click for bioAndrew Webster, Partner, JLT Specialty

Andrew WebsterAndrew is responsible for business development focused in and around the marine liability sector. He is primarily responsible for Ports & Terminals. After a degree in Geography, Andrew began his career as a shipbroker in London concentrating on towage and salvage. After obtaining membership of the institute of chartered shipbrokers he then worked overseas, based in Geneva and Singapore, as a trader for CRC Cargo Recovery Consultants, specialised in damaged commodities.

On returning to London in 1995, Andrew joined UK P&I Club dealing with Russian and Romanian owners' claims. 1996 saw a transfer to ITIC where he became an account executive dealing with Members in the Middle East and South America. At the end of 1999 he transferred to the TT Club, where he went to Dubai in 2000 to take over as general manager at TTMS (Gulf) dealing with TT and ITIC Members in the Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent. In 2002 he returned to London to take up the role of TT Clubs Loss Prevention director – a role that he held prior to making the move to UKTI on secondment as the International Business specialist – ports working with the International Sector team in the London headquarters. Secondment ended in June 2008 and a position with Savi Performance Logistics (a Lockheed Martin company) became open. Inchcape Shipping Services beckoned at the end of 2008 and waved goodbye at the end of 2009. A brief spell of independent consulting gave way to Jardine Lloyd Thompson.

Panellists include:
click for bioBjörn Borbe, Senior Manager HR Sea, Essberger Crewing Services GmbH

Björn BorbeBorn in 1975, Mr. Björn Borbe holds a degree in maritime transportation and has 12 years of experience in shipping.

After his graduation from the University of Science in Wismar / Rostock-Warnemünde in 2003, Björn started his career in shipping by working in the areas of liner shipping and ship finance. During his stay with a renowned international shipmanagement company based in Cyprus he gained extensive experience in crew management.

In 2012 he joined John T. Essberger GmbH & Co. KG (Hamburg) which manages a fleet of stainless-steel chemical tankers as well as container, bulk and cement vessels. Since January 2016 he is signing responsible for the company’s crew management activities.

Furthermore, Björn is a member of the Social Affairs Committee at the German Shipowners Association and has been appointed as an honorary judge at the labour court in Hamburg.

click for bioCapt. Kuzman Popov, HSEQ Manager, MOL Tankships Management (Europe)

Capt. Kuzman PopovCapt. Kuzman Popov sailed on board oil, chemical, gas tankers from third officer to master. He has worked ashore for some of the major ship management companies and ship owners, as HSEQ and Operations Superintendent and Manager, DPA & CSO.

Capt. Popov holds master’s degrees in Marine Navigation and Nautical studies, International Economic Relations, Maritime Law.

He is presently based in London, as he is working for MOL Tankship Management (Europe) Ltd.

click for bioPeter Schellenberger, Managing Director OSERV Pte Ltd, Supply Chain and Services, OSM Maritime Group

Peter SchellenbergerPeter who hails from Germany has had regional management appointments in Asia for the past 28 years. His foray into shipping started with 8 years in Shipsupply in Singapore, after which he was called to look after Supply Chain, Marcas Procurement Pool and Global Agency Business for the V.Group out of Singapore. New appointment is to be MD of OSERV which provides Supply Chain and Maritime Services to OSM Group vessels and third parties out of Singapore.

click for bioAdonis Violaris, Marketing Director, Interorient Shipmanagement, and Chairman of the ICT Committee , Cyprus Shipping Chamber

Adonis ViolarisAdonis Violaris holds an MBA in Business Administration from Freie Universität in Berlin. He joined Interorient Shipmanagement in April 2015 as Marketing Director. Adonis is responsible for establishing and implementing Interorient Shipmanagement's marketing and public relations strategies and for overseeing all activities relevant to developing and maximising the company's image, presence and market knowledge. With more than 25 years of experience in Shipping, having deep knowledge in Maritime Satellite systems, vast experience in shipping ERP systems and Project Management, Adonis has been holding the position of the Chairman of the ICT Sub-committee of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber for the last 20 years

click for bioRolf Berge, Director, Product Engineering, Speedcast

Rolf BergeStarting as a Schlumberger network engineering manager in 1994, Rolf has filled many roles including Managing Director of Norway, Vice President of Resource Management, Vice President of Sales and most recently CTO. His vast experience gained working to solve customers’ everyday problems provides a real world application for his technological acumen. Rolf works not only to provide insight on current system implementations and architectures but looks at the future to identify emerging technologies and solutions to keep Speedcast positioned as the market technology and thought leader.

The majority of his time is spent interacting with customers to understand their challenges and needs in order to determine the optimal technology solution to position them for success. Rolf has a degree in Electronic and Microprocessor Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. He resides in Norway.

1655 – Conference Conclusions and Call to Action, Followed by Conference Networking Drinks until 1800

**Please note all topics and timings are TBC and subject to change