2018 Agenda


EPSCO-RA0945 - Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee
Kindly sponsored by EPSCO-RA

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 - 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 HartmannBiography pending.





1050 – Key-note: Cyber Impact in Ports

  • Impact on the total supply chain
  • Threats and technical measures
  • Building resilience
  • Organisational challenges
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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 ClarkBiography pending.





1140 - 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.

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.

1230 - Lunch break

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 – Powering Cyber Resilience at Sea
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1355 - 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.

1420 - Panel Discussion: Balancing Cyber Risk in Practice
Moderated by:
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Panellists include:
click for bioKaterina Raptaki, IT Director, Navios Group

Katerina RaptakiKaterina Raptaki is the IT Manager of Navios Group of companies, including 4 NYSE-listed companies, with branches in cities all over the world, owning and managing more than 150 vessels. Katerina is also the former president of AMMITEC, the Association of IT Managers in Shipping. She graduated from the National Technical University of Athens with a degree in Naval / Mechanical Engineering and has 28-years’ experience in IT and Communications.

With more than 16 years of experience in Shipping, having deep knowledge in Marine Satellite systems, vast experience in shipping software and Project Management, Katerina has been holding Managerial positions in various companies allowing her to have a full understanding of technical issues and operational procedures. Her excellent people management skills include the ability to transfer her expertise in technical systems delivery, business analysis and the management of cross-functional business projects and project teams.

click for bioChristof Schwaner, Director Communications & Digitalisation, VDR - German Shipowners‘ Association

Christof SchwanerChristof Schwaner is Spokesman and Director Communications & Digitalisation with the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) based in Hamburg. Within his role, he organises workshops on digitalisation for shipping companies, e. g. on blockchain and maritime connectivity, hosts pitching events for start-ups, and establishes networks between industry stakeholders to enhance digital transformation. Christof is also responsible for public relations and internal communications at VDR, and he is editor-in-chief of the association's quarterly „Deutsche Seeschifffahrt“. Christof holds a Master's degree in Political Sciences and European Law. In February, he finished his Diploma in Global Business at Oxford University where he wrote his final thesis on the impact of 3D printing on global supply chains and maritime shipping.

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.

With further Panellists to be announced

1500 – Short Tea/Coffee Break

Session Three:

Training, Awareness & Human Factor

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

1520 - Preparing for a Cyber Breach

  • Different threats demand different solutions
  • Contingency plans, best practices
  • Costs
  • Crisis communication
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1545 - Panel Discussion: Incorporating Cyber Security into your Daily Operations
Moderated by:
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Panellists include:
click for bioBjörn Borbe, Senior Manager HR Sea, Essberger Crewing Services GmbH

Björn BorbeBiography pending.





click for bioCapt. Kuzman Popov, HSEQ Manager, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines / MOL Tankships Management (Europe)

Capt. Kuzman PopovBiography pending.





With further Panellists to be announced

1630 – Conference Conclusions and Call to Action, Followed by Conference Networking Drinks until 1745

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