- 15 March 2018

Digital Ship is excited to return to Singapore, with the next in our series of Cyber Resilience Forums, taking place during APM on 15 March 2018.  

Cyber security is high on our agenda with ever-increasing threats being proven to disrupt business continuity. Real life examples in the maritime industry, and related sectors; including ports, terminals and the supply chain, clearly demonstrate the impact of cyber-attacks.  

An up-to-date insight into the cyber-threat landscape is imperative to protect our business processes and data from attacks, damage or security breaches. Ship operators need to analyse potential risks, explore legal aspects, and incorporate cyber resilience into their daily operations in order to organise business operations to reduce vulnerability.  

In this era of the connected ship, with developments such as the cloud, IoT, electronic data exchange in the logistic chain, electronic navigation systems, we rely increasingly on technology, which makes cyber resilience business critical. So, how do we embed this into the maritime organisation, and how do we incorporate cyber security into all our systems and operations? If incidents occur, how do we respond and make the necessary contingency or recovery plans? We will also investigate regulations and guidelines to develop a safe, compliant, cyber capability in shipping.  

The human factor is often claimed to be the weakest link. Ship operators need to increase cyber awareness both in the office and on-board. In this Forum, we will discuss ways to mobilise internal commitment, set up training and incorporate cyber awareness into daily procedures.

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Steven Sim, Lead - Group IT Security Centre of Expertise, PSA International
  • Chin Seng Teo, Senior VP (Global IT), DP World
  • Rohit Talwar, Senior Manager, Group HSSEQ, Thome Ship Management 
  • Walter Lee, Evangelist & Government Relations Leader, Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation
  • Rajan Bagade, IT Director, Khorgos Gateway
  • Tomy Kuang, Head of Information Technology Department, PT. Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk
  • Aman Dhingra, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Rory Macfarlane, Partner, Ince & Co
  • Lin Jiang, Operations Manager – Asia, Seatec Communications, V. Group
  • Peter Schellenberger, Managing Director OSERV Pte Ltd, Supply Chain and Services, OSM Maritime Group
  • Stratos Margaritis, Solutions Architect, Navarino
  • Sam Goh, Senior Lead Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Rob O’Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
  • Peng Wei Tan, Chief, IT Strategy and Management at Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore
  • Dr. Sanjay Joglekar, Founder & CEO, Scioall Consulting
    With more to be announced

There will be 3 sessions covering key topics:

Session 1

Facing the Cyber Threat: An Overview of Maritime Cyber Challenges and Focus on Building Resilience

  • What is the current cyber threat landscape?
  • What are the major cybersecurity risks and threats affecting the industry?
  • Is cyber the true disruptive innovation in maritime?
  • Reviewing the cyber threat across other sectors and lessons learnt.

Session 2

Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness

  • Balancing cyber resilience with the business case.
  • Best practices - modern connectivity.
  • Mitigating risk - Identify, assess, respond.
  • Safeguarding cyber security in an increasingly automated world.

Session 3

Training, Awareness & Human Factor

  • Turning guidance to training for the shipping industry.
  • How to asses 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.

For more information on speakers and agenda please contact

Here’s what some of our previous delegates have to say about Digital Ship’s global Maritime Cyber Resilience Forums:

Phil Tinsley, Head of Maritime Security, BIMCO“Once again, the event was a great opportunity to meet and discuss some current issues. It was a great day.”
Phil Tinsley, Head of Maritime Security, BIMCO

Bill Briggs, Regional Security Advisor, Global Businesses and Functions, BP International Ltd“The conference was valuable to us in three main ways:
1. Helping to build an appreciation of the scale and complexity of the maritime cyber threat.
2. Emphasising the importance of human factors in tackling many aspects of the threat i.e. through awareness building and training.
3. Identifying (and meeting!) many of the external stakeholders who may be able to contribute to addressing the threat e.g. trade associations, insurance brokers, consultants, academics and solution providers.”
Bill Briggs, Regional Security Advisor, Global Businesses and Functions, BP International Ltd

Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT“Digital Ship’s Cyber conferences are a great way to engage with subject matter and experts in an informed way, without the clutter of smoke and mirrors sales pitches
– you get to the heart of the matter quickly.”
Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT

Edwin Edelenbos, Manager of Innovation, Oceanco“This conference showed the growing attention that the maritime world is paying to the topic of ‘Cyber’, underscoring the need for knowledge and expertise on the topic. The talks were varied and interesting and although the focus was on the risks, it was refreshing to see that there was also time to talk about the opportunities that cyber can provide.”
Edwin Edelenbos, Manager of Innovation, Oceanco