The likelihood of any organisation facing a cyber attack is a question of ‘when’ rather than an ‘if’. The ever-increasing digitisation of the world’s fleet means that the maritime industry is no exception. Though the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2021 Cyber Security Resolution has made some progress for the industry as a whole, cyber risk is still very real. Ensuring that your organisation is capable of managing those risks is critical to operating a safe and profitable fleet.
36% of industry professionals believe that their organisation has been the victim of a cyber attack in the last three years. Efforts need to be made to move further beyond simply complying with the IMO 2021 requirements. This can be substantially supported by industry guidance, comprehensive tools and security solutions that exist to mitigate and provide assistance in a complex area.
This webinar, in partnership with Inmarsat, aims to bring together experts in the maritime cyber security field to explore and discuss the landscape, malicious attack methods used, and how companies can leverage technology to protect, detect and respond to these threats.
The discussion will include:
- An overview of cyber threats, highlighting some real-life examples of attacks
- An understanding of the high-risk potential of cyber threats and the importance of awareness in this space
- Methods and means to identify, protect, detect and then respond to cyber threats
- Practical advice for improving your organisation’s cyber resilience and reducing vulnerabilities
Session 1 – Monday 12th December – 0800 – 0900 GMT
- Youri Hart, CEO at Port IT
- Laurie Eve, Director of Maritime Retail at Inmarsat
- Leslie Yee Wai Mun, General Manager IT at PIL
Session 2 – Monday 12th December – Session 2 1500-1600 (GMT)
- Eric Griffin, VP of Offshore Energy and Fishing Maritime Division at Inmarsat
- Youri Hart, CEO at Port IT
As Director of Retail, Laurie is responsible for supporting the business growth of the Inmarsat Maritime Business Unit. He plays an integral role in developing the retail channel distribution strategy, driving and defining the right internal and external circumstances for effective and successful retail sales. He is also responsible for managing the quality and effectiveness of the retail sales organization. Laurie began his career in 2001 as an officer in the Royal Marines, where he led teams in challenging environments worldwide and on active operations. Later he worked as a Maritime Security Consultant for merchant shipping and offshore installations in the Middle East and West Africa, providing security to vessels transiting high-risk areas, and coordinating maritime counter-piracy operations. Laurie graduated with first class honours in Oceanography and Marine Biology from the University of Wales, Bangor, and has recently completed an MBA from Cranfield University.
Leslie Yee is the General Manager IT at Pacific International Lines, headquartered in Singapore. Incorporated in 1967, Pacific International Lines is the largest container line in south east Asia, operating 100+ containerships, focusing on Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, and Latin America. Alphaliner ranks PIL as the twelfth largest carrier with a capacity of approximately 250,000 TEU. Leslie leads the Group IT applications developments, operations and security for HQ, over 65 regional and local agency offices, and for all vessels IT and OT equipment. Previously, he worked at NOL/APL Group IT delivering key Digital Transformation Remodel projects and systems for Pricing and Equipment management. Before that, at ST Electronics Satcom and Sensor delivering terrestial and vessel automated network management systems. He is educated in IT Business management solutions and UX engineering from UCL, London.
Operating in the maritime industry since he was 16 years old, Youri started as an intern with Spectec and moved to various other maritime companies after that due to mergers and acquisition. In 2007 he decided to found Port-IT. As Port-IT’s CEO, Youri’s aim is to bring innovative cyber security solutions to the maritime market. His experience makes Port-IT a solid business partner for shipping companies when it comes to IT demands, contributing to better protected vessels and business continuity at sea. Youri excels in thinking along with the customer, providing them with the best cost effective, suitable solution for their IT problems. But next to IT, business development and product innovation, a large part of his daily job is to structure his team in the best way possible way, with a clear focus on the people in order to lift them to a higher level.