2018 Agenda


0830 - Registration and Welcome Refreshments

0900 - Opening Notes from the 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 important 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 1

Facing the Cyber Threat: An Overview of Maritime Cyber Challenges

  • Reviewing the current cyber threat landscape
  • What are the major cybersecurity risks and threats affecting the industry?
  • Is cyber the true disruptor across maritime?
  • Reviewing the cyber threat across other sectors and lessons learnt
  • Getting into a hacker’s head

0915 - Insight Address – Reviewing the Cyber Threat Landscape
click for bioJoseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist (CSS) & Advisory CISO, Thycotic

Joseph Carson Biography pending.




0940 - Hackers Take Control: Cyber-Hijacking Vessels

  • Real world insights – how the hacker thinks!
click for bioKen Munro, Partner, Pen Test Partners

Ken MunroKen Munro is Partner and Founder of Pen Test Partners, a firm of ethical hackers. He regularly blogs on everything from maritime security to hacking cars and the Internet of Things. This has gained him notoriety among the national press, leading to regular appearances on TV and News online as well as the broadsheet press.

He also writes for various newspapers and has contributed to maritime industry magazines in an effort to get beyond the unhelpful scaremongering put about by many security vendors. Ken has also become a voice for reform and legislative change in the largely unregulated IoT, briefing UK and US government departments as well as being involved with various EU consumer councils.

1005 - 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.

Session 2

Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness

  • Balancing cyber resilience with the business case.
  • Safeguarding cyber security in an increasingly automated world
  • Defining the pillars for cyber resilience
  • Blockchain – securing the shipping world

1030 - Defining the Pillars for Cyber Resilience

  • Training, specific products and continuous asset management are the pillars to grow confidence on advanced services
click for bioAndrea Crosetti, Cyber Security Solution Manager, ABB

Andrea Crosetti Biography pending.




1055 - Tea/Coffee Break

1125 - Cyber Risk Management in the Shipping Sector

  • Evaluate the current state of risk awareness within the industry
  • Analyse the 3 pillars of effective cyber risk management
  • Present existing approaches on cyber risk management
  • Examine the applicability of the cyber capability maturity model for the industry
click for bioChronis Kapalidis, Academy Fellow, Chatham House

Chronis KapalidisChronis is a Research Fellow at the International Security Department, Chatham House and an Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellow at the Queen Elisabeth II Leadership Academy. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy, Plymouth University. Chronis is also a certified Maritime Trainer by the UK DfT and teaches extensively on Maritime Safety and Security, Risk Assessment, Cyber Security at KCL Maritime Training Centre, Piraeus and several military institutions.

He has over 13 years of professional experience as a Navy Warfare Officer in NATO, EU and UN operations. His research interests include cybersecurity, defence studies, international and maritime security. Drawing from his combined professional, academic and policy-making experience Chronis leads a research project at Chatham House on Maritime Cybersecurity.

He has published widely at Chatham House, International Affairs, Foreign Affairs and the Academy for Strategic Analyses and has participated in several Maritime related conferences.

1150 - Panel Discussion: A Focus on Blockchain – Securing the Shipping World
Hosted by:
click for bioAndrew Webster, Partner, JLT

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 bioRichard Taylor, Senior Cyber Underwriter, Munich Re London

Richard Taylor Biography pending.




click for bioMonica Tigleanu, Partner, Cyber & Technology E&O JLT

Monica TigleanuBiography pending.




click for bioGadi Ruschin, Co-Founder/CEO, Wave

Gadi Ruschin Gadi Ruschin is an International trade and trade digitization expert with over a decade of experience. During his career, Gadi managed sourcing agencies In China, Egypt, Israel and India and served retailers in the US, Europe and the middle east.

At 2015, Gadi co funded the WAVE Blockchain Network (by OGY DOCS inc.). Currently, the network is the only Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology service which provides the entire supply chain worldwide with the ability to exchange original Documents of Title without the use of a central service provider.

The revolutionary solution offered by WAVE is aimed at speeding up trade transactions and the transfer of goods across the supply chain, reducing both costs, demarrage and risks for documentary frauds for companies all around the world.

Further panellists to be announced

1250 - Lunch

Session 2

Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness (cont.)

1400 - Panel Discussion: Building the Cyber Investment Business Case
Hosted by:
click for bioJoseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist (CSS) & Advisory CISO, Thycotic

Joseph CarsonBiography pending.




Panellists include:
click for bio Fredrik Hofgren, Infrastructure architect (Network and Security), Rederi AB Eckerö

Fredrik Hofgren Biography pending.




Further panellists to be announced

Session 3

Actions, Training and the Human Factor

  • Translating guidance into training for the shipping industry.
  • How to assess and change an organisations behaviour to respond to the cyber threat.
  • Mobilising internal commitment on-board and on-shore.
  • Incorporating cyber awareness into daily operations and procedures.

1445 - Powering Cyber Resilience at Sea

  • Cyber-attack demonstration with malware installation
  • Industry and Inmarsat actions
  • New developments with the fleet secure portfolio
click for bioPeter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President, Inmarsat

Peter Broadhurst Biography pending.




1510 - Tea/Coffee Break

Session 3

Actions, Training and the Human Factor (cont.)

1540 - Implementing a Cyber Response Plan
click for bioPete Adsett , IT Manager, MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd

Pete Adsett Biography pending.




1605 - Cyber Security and the Human Factor

  • Assessing the risks
  • Developing Contingncy Plans
  • Crew Training
click for bioCapt. Kuzman Popov, HSEQ Manager, MOL Tankship Management (Europe)

Capt Kuzman Popov Capt. 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, Internaional Economic Relations, Maritime Law.

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

1630 - War-gaming, Simulating, Testing and Social Engineering
click for bio Lisa Forte , Partner, Red Goat Cyber Security

Lisa Forte Lisa has worked in U.K. Counter Terrorism Intelligence and then for the UK Police Cyber Crime Unit before founding Red Goat Cyber Security LLP.

She has developed a deep understanding of how hackers use social engineering to attack companies and draws on her experience working in intelligence to highlight the importance of "thinking like a hacker". Lisa writes for publications all over the world and speaks at some of the biggest maritime, aviation and space conferences worldwide.

Lisa is a GCHQ certified trainer and runs cyber-attack war-games for large companies and Governments around the world to help them prepare for a cyber-attack.

Lisa also has a Masters in Maritime Law (LLM) and spent her early career working in the anti-piracy industry so knows the maritime sector and their unique security challenges well.

1700 - Conclusions and Conference Close – followed by Drinks Reception

For more information on speakers and agenda please contact cathy@thedigitalship.com