Seaworthiness & Cyber Security – The Hidden Threat to Shipping


seaworthinessThe fact that maritime security experts are increasingly concerned about the effect of cyber security on shipping is to be expected, but what about the implications on seaworthiness?

The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) is hosting a seminar which will bring together leading security experts, lawyers, insurers and vessel operators, to discuss cyber security threats to shipping, the possible responses and the real levels of danger posed – both practical and commercial.

The event will take place on Wednesday 23rd July, from 13.30 – 17.00
at HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment London.

Click here to book your place.

What of issues such as cargo claims, insurance cover and liability? Is a ship which is riddled with viruses seaworthy? What can owners do to minimise the risks? How can crews be both a threat and as solution? The European Union has stated that maritime cyber security awareness is currently “low, to non-existent”. So it is clearly time to address this serious issue, and find a route forward to safeguard shipping and trade.

The principle speaker will be Professor Sadie Creese of Oxford University, lead advisor to the UK Government on Cyber Security, and a leading academic at the forefront of research and development on our cyber future and the threats it will likely contain. With speakers confirmed from Holman Fenwick Willan, Marsh and The Nautical Institute, the event will tackle this increasingly high profile problem from a unique new perspective.

The event will cover the following topics:

  • Managing cyber security onboard
  • The marine insurance perspective
  • Legal implications
  • Exploited weaknesses in ECDIS, AIS and the connected ship
  • Safeguarding cyber security
  • Potential commercial impact of cyber threats

SAMI Members: £50 +VAT
Industry Delegates £75 +VAT
Students: £20 +VAT

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