Monday, January 22, 2018

Cyber Security Forum Aimed at Shipping and Forwarding Examines Threats to the Supply Chain

Logistics Sector Must Stay Abreast of Hacking Guidelines
Shipping News Feature
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – As we have been pointing out for some time 2018 is the year when the shipping and forwarding, and indeed the logistics sector in general, needs to get to grips with the ever growing threats posed to cyber security. These threats pose a real ability to completely disrupt the supply chain and to strike at the continuity of all global businesses. Next month a forum dedicated to investigate the potential threats and look at the latest thinking on prevention rather than cure.

The 4 key sessions during the Digital Ship Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Rotterdam 2018 will contain plenary presentations and panel discussions and will address the issues that companies need to learn more about to meet the Cyber Challenge head on. This follows on from the response to the Maritime Cyber Resilience Forums in Rotterdam, Athens and Hamburg in 2017 and, once again, contains a plethora of experts including a range running between such as the IT Manager & ‘Certified Ethical Hacker’ at MOL - LNG to the Harbour Master and Cyber Resilience Officer at the Port of Rotterdam. A full agenda and list of speakers can be seen HERE.

The 4 sessions will cover a range of topics including:

  1. Facing the Cyber Threat: An Overview of Maritime Cyber Challenges and Focus on Building Resilience
  2. Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness
  3. New Developments in Maritime Cyber Regulations and Guidelines
  4. Training, Awareness & Human Factors

There were at least two major hacking incidents last year which hit companies in the shipping sector with a cost running into hundreds of millions of pounds, and every company regularly receiving emails (and who doesn’t?) is under threat, as are company websites and even anyone with WiFi empowered devices. Staying abreast of the tactics of those involved is essential for any modern business.