Maritime Cyber Risk – Addressing the real and current threats

Digital technology has had a significant impact on the maritime environment and with the growing trend for increased connectivity, automation and integrated technology, this is only set to continue. As ships make decisions based on the integrity of the data they receive, the potential for a cyber attack to wreak colossal damage in the maritime industry cannot be understated. As global think tanks seek to address the inevitability of more frequent and damaging cyber attacks on the maritime environment, the industry is lagging behind other economies in its preparedness to handle these dangers. Following industry recommendations, this one day international conference on Maritime Cyber Risk – Addressing the Real and Current Threats will look at practical steps which those operating in the maritime environment can put in place today to better protect ship and crew should a vessel, port or platform be the victim of an attack.                

Who should attend
This conference will be relevant to all Maritime and IT managers including;
• Ship owners, directors and officers with security responsibilities
• Chief information and technology officers and IT personnel
• Senior executives in information technology and communications (ICT)
• Information management and operations executives
• Third party suppliers providing:
    o Maritime data services o Navigation Systems and Equipment
    o Marine power management systems o Security technology
    o Ship/Shore communications and operations
    o Private maritime and corporate security consultants
    o Cyber security consultants o Risk consultants
    o Insurance and legal

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Malcolm Warr OBE, Chair TranZparency Group

Malcolm has spent a lifetime in the Maritime and Security industry; and at all levels and in many different roles including Consultancy, Project Management and Research, strategy development and implementation.

He now Chairs TranZparency Group which specialises in Identity Management and SKEO Associates which is a small Consultancy based in Scotland which provides transformation and rectification in the Defence, Security and Maritime Sectors.

He enjoys conferencing and particularly likes to encourage debate from delegates as well as amongst panellists and presenters. Malcolm is a member of the Federation of Small Businesses Home Affairs Committee with particular responsibilities for Cyber Crime and technology and defence and maritime related matters.  He is also a member of the International Federation of Ship Masters and this year’s Chair of the new Scottish Think Tank ‘Holyrood Forum’.
He also speaks Russian and Arabic badly according to his family.

Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead

Born 1948, Admiral Lord West joined the Navy in 1965. He spent the majority of his naval career at sea, serving in fourteen different ships and commanding three of them. He is a graduate of the Royal Naval Staff Course, the Higher Command and Staff Course and The Royal College of Defence Studies. In 1980 he took command of the frigate HMS ARDENT taking her south to the Falkland Islands in 1982 where she was sunk in their successful recapture. He was subsequently awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his part in the action and led the Victory Parade through the City of London.

He has held several appointments in the Ministry of Defence in the Plans, Programmes and Policy areas plus three years as head of Naval Intelligence and three years as Chief of Defence Intelligence covering the Kosovo War. He was promoted to Admiral in November 2000 when he became Commander-in-Chief Fleet, NATO Commander-in-Chief East Atlantic and NATO Commander Allied Naval Forces North. He led the United Kingdom’s maritime response to 9/11 including the invasion of Afghanistan.

He became First Sea Lord in September 2002 and the First and Principal Aide-de-Camp to HM The Queen. He inspired and organized the Trafalgar Bicentennial  Year and led the Navy during its crucial and successful role in the initial invasion of Iraq. He retired as First Sea Lord on 7 February 2006 becoming Chairman of the QinetiQ Defence Advisory Board. He advised both Conservatives and Labour on defence and foreign policy before, in July 2007, being asked by Gordon Brown to join the Government as one of the GOATs (Government of All The Talents) responsible for national security and counter-terrorism as well as cyber and Olympic security.

He produced the United Kingdom’s first ever National Security Strategy and Cyber Security strategy as well as formulating a series of other groundbreaking strategies:  the counter-terrorist policy (Contest 2); cyber security; CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear; science and technology for countering international terrorism; guidance for local government in enhancing the security of crowded places. He put in place the basic construct for Olympic security for 2012 Olympics.  He was Chairman of The National Security Forum.

He left government in May 2010 and is currently chairman or strategic advisor to a number of  companies, a motivational speaker, Chancellor of Southampton Solent University, Knight President of the Knights of the Round Table, media programme maker, philanthropist , plus a number of other appointments. He is much sought after to advise on strategic risk.

Lord West was made a Knight Commander of the Order of The Bath in 2000, Knight Grand Cross in 2004, Baron in 2007 and a Privy Counselor in 2010.

Giles Noakes, Chief Maritime Security Officer, BIMCO

Giles is the Chief Maritime Security Officer and runs the Maritime Security Department  of  BIMCO. The department covers all aspects of illegal maritime and criminal activities from drug and immigrant smuggling through stowaways, fraud, piracy and terrorist risk. He is currently heavily involved with the shipping industry input into dealing with piracy off the coast of Somalia, from both a practical and advocacy position. Giles sits on the CGPCS and two of its Working Groups.

He was previously employed by Hart Security to manage part of DP Worlds current ports corporate  security  direction –ISO  28000  compliance  globally. He has an intimate knowledge  of  the  ISPS  codes  and  has  practical  experience  of  developing other assessment and port security plans around the globe (UK, Belgium, Mauritania, and the Caribbean).

On leaving the Royal Marines 16 years ago he completed an MBA and became the CEO  of  Multistar  Container  Transport.  Thereafter  as  the  CEO  of  Jigsaw Container Logistics  Security  (JCLS),  he  specialised  in  container  transport,  shipping  and  port security consultancy.  During this time he also ran a Joint Venture business with Global Marine Systems.


Robert Pritchard, Associate Fellow, Cyber, The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

With over 15 years cyber security experience, Rob is a specialist in security operations and has established and managed security operations centres for both the UK government and large multinational organisations.  As deputy head of the UK Government’s Cyber Security Operations Centre, Rob played a key role in preparations for the London Olympics where he led on the development of incident response measures and was responsible for the cyber exercise programme.  Rob founded consultancy ‘The Cyber Security Expert’ with the aim of demystifying cyber security and helping organisations develop and deploy effective responses to the threats they face

Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

A 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 growing potential of the blue economy concept, the importance 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. He has a particular interest in the Polar Regions and is also engaged in a variety of situational awareness, marine autonomous systems and vessel efficiency projects.

Andy Cox, Associate Director, Crisis Security Consulting, Control Risks

Andy Cox is an Associate Director in the Security Risk Consulting business. He delivers risk consulting services and business protection advice to Control Risks’ clients across Europe and Africa.

Andy has experience in advising a wide range of clients across a broad spectrum of business sectors on and has delivered Security Transformation Programmes as well as corporate and operational security, business continuity and crisis management services. Prior to working at Control Risks, Andy worked for Deloitte’s Resilience and Security practice and before that he served as a British Army Officer where his responsibilities included force integration and risk management.

Simon Frank, Head of Marine HR, TORM

Philip Roche, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Philip is global co-head of shipping at the Norton Rose Fulbright. His practice focuses on maritime risk and regulatory matters together with all types of shipping and commercial litigation and arbitration.  He advises ship owners and operators, ports, insurers, banks, energy companies and lighthouse authorities on the risk of operating ships and marine risk. He is involved in drafting emergency procedures and participating in drills so clients are properly prepared to deal with marine and other risks and emergencies. Recently Philip has advised on subjects as diverse as sanctions, piracy, climate change and bribery as these issues affect the shipping sector. Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright Philip served at sea as a deck officer in the Royal Navy.

Elinor Dautlich, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan

Elinor is a transactional lawyer acting for shipowners, operators, shipyards and designers across the shipping, LNG and offshore sectors.

Elinor advises on all types of commercial shipping contracts including second-hand sale and purchase, shipbuilding contracts, EPC and EPCI contracts, ship recycling, ship registration, charterparties, pooling agreements, management agreements, seismic-related contracts, shares sale and purchase and joint venture agreements as well as on ship and aviation finance, leasing, seller’s credits and other forms of capital raising. She also advises on contracts for the design, construction, purchase and operation of yachts and business jets.

Elinor is part of the firm’s LNG group, which has been responsible for drafting some of the first long-term LNG vessel charters and has over the years built up extensive experience of LNG time charters and related agreements, including joint venture arrangements, for some of the major LNG projects around the world. The group deals with all modern LNG time voyage and other specific charters, gas supply / offtake and LNG sale and purchase agreements, financing agreements, insurance issues, FLNG and the construction and operation of LNG ports and terminals.

Elinor has been advising on piracy related contracts since 2009, including contracts for the provision of private security services and she sits on BIMCO’s drafting sub-committee for GUARDCON.

Elinor lectures on commercial shipping matters, and in particular on shipbuilding and offshore construction topics, security in shipping and yachting, LNG charter issues and related insurance issues.

Elinor is recommended by Legal 500 UK 2012. She sits on the board of advisors to the Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) international maritime initiative and is a vice chair of the International Bar Association’s Maritime and Land Transport Law Committee.

Elinor is qualified in England and Wales.

Ewan Robinson, Yango Satellite Communications Ltd

Ewan Robinson has been involved with shipping communications for over 18 years.  Having worked with Shipping communications providers  and Shipping companies on various tasks ranging from:

◊  Project management
◊  Country management of sales channels
◊  Vessel communication budget compliance.
◊  System Administration and Management
◊  System development for vessels
◊  Communications analysis.
◊  Communications Interface and System software design,
◊  Remote vessel management solutions.
◊  Citadel communications systems.
◊  Vessel IT recovery systems.
◊  Network penetration testing of office systems.
◊  L-Band Expert witness testimony

A degree in Marine Technology and Marine software, with further study in networks and a qualified CEH.

Dan Solomon, Director – Cyber Security Services, Optimal Risk

Dan Solomon heads the Cyber Risk and Security Services division at Optimal Risk. He is a leading proponent of a converged approach to security risk. He is an industrial espionage specialist and a cyber risk practitioner of FAIR, and is a prominent advocate of red teaming and cyber war games. Previously he was Consulting Lead for Cisco’s Cyber Security Centre of Excellence and VP at Security Art: a boutique cyber security powerhouse that pioneered red teaming and cyber war game methodology.

Howard Brown, Managing Director, Templar Global Services

Dalitso Phiri, Principal Security Consultant, Naval Digital

Dalitsois a senior technology risk professional with 15 years of experience in leading international teams and delivering solutions to large multi-national organizations. He is often sought after as a technical expert in Information Protection, Governance and Risk & Compliance. His key abilities are understanding the business, translating complex technical concepts into plain business language and leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams to achieve business success and address risks, using technology.
Dalitso is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and has an executive masters degree in Information Systems Management.
Specialties: With over a decade of experience and delivering over 50 major engagements relating to information protection across the world, Dalitso has gained a wealth of knowledge in the following areas:
•Information Management and Technology
•Technology Risk (Governance, Risk & Compliance)
•Maritime Cyber Security
•External and internal IT Audit
•Information protection
•Identity & Access Management
•Penetration Testing

Guy Buesnel, Market Segment Manager – Robust Positioning, Navigation and Timing, Spirent Communications

Guy has more than 16 years’ experience in protecting GNSS Receivers from emerging threats, having started his career as a Systems Engineer involved in the development of GPS Adaptive Antenna Systems at Raytheon Systems Limited in the UK. Guy also spent time at Rockwell Collins UK as Lead Systems Engineer – European GNSS, later becoming the Product Manager – European GNSS.  He has also advised  UK businesses on GNSS vulnerabilities during a spell at the Satellite Applications Catapult,  then joined Spirent in May 2014 as Market Segment Manager, Robust Positioning Navigation and Timing.

Guy was awarded his MSc (Eng) in Communications Engineering from the University of Birmingham and his BSc (Hons) in Physics with Atmospheric Physics from the University of Wales Aberytstwyth.   Guy is a Chartered Physicist, a Member of the Institute of Physics and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation in 2015 in recognition of his contributions to the field of GNSS vulnerabilities, including cyber-attacks.

Steven Jones, Consultant, KVH Media Group

Steven spent a decade working as a navigation officer in the merchant navy and has subsequently worked across the maritime industry, within shipping companies, insurers, publishers and professional bodies. He has played a key role in the development of international standards for private maritime security, as well as being author of a number core industry texts.
He has also worked in developing a range of solutions to maritime issues ranging from dynamic positioning training and certification to measuring seafarer satisfaction at sea and developing mechanisms to improve family support during piracy hostage situations.
With a Masters’ Degree in Communications and Public Relations, Steven has been working with the Nautical Institute and KVH Media Group on social media and seafarers, and also chaired an industry working group exploring seaworthiness in relation to cyber security.
He is the founder of the International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA). He is Vice President of the Propeller Club Liverpool, a Member of the Nautical Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Proprietor of The Athenaeum.

Ffion Flockhart, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Ffion is a partner specialising in risk management, with a strong focus on the management of cyber risks, including the use of cyber insurance. Ffion advises large organisations on cyber incident planning and also works with our data protection and IP/IT teams to provide a comprehensive crisis response service to mitigate the effects of adverse cyber events.

Brendan Saunders Principal Security Consultant NCC Group

Sharif Gardner Cyber Training Lead, PGI

Heading up PGI Cyber Academy operations, Sharif is responsible for the design, delivery and accreditation of all training programmes within the UK and globally. He works closely with clients, ranging from: SME’s, UK government and overseas agencies to identify their training needs and build bespoke capability transfer programmes. He has gained his experience from the Military, as a Security Consultant for PGI, and works closely with the Information Security teams on delivery of projects. Sharif has been at the forefront in developing market leading products, including Maritime Security training and PGI’s Security and Risk Management Consultants course (SRMC).

Jonathan Lux, Mediator, Arbitrator and Barrister, Stone Chambers

After an extremely successful career culminating as a Senior Partner at one of the City’s leading Law firms (Ince & Co) Jonathan made a decision to specialise independently in Mediation, was subsequently called to the Bar and joined Chambers in 2013.

Jonathan is well placed to take on Mediation and Arbitration cases that require a highly skilled and personal approach. Jonathan has the ability to grasp the key issues of a case quickly. His vast experience and the range of Mediation and Arbitration cases that he has been involved with, have given him the tact and robustness that leads to a satisfactory conclusion, enabling all parties to cost-effectively put the case behind them and get on with their business.

Jonathan is one of the founder members of CEDR, and is well known for the use of the ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution) principle in resolving cases. His wise guidance, flexible approach and excellent communications skills as a team player make him the right choice for contentious or straightforward mediation cases.

He has lectured widely and written numerous articles on the subject of mediation, and is co-author of ADR and Commercial Disputes.

Jonathan was awarded Global Shipping & Maritime Lawyer of the Year for both 2010 and 2011 by Who’s Who Legal. In December 2011 he featured in Lloyd’s List of Top Ten Legal Personalities and was a finalist for the Lloyd’s List global Shipping & Maritime Lawyer of the Year award 2012. In 2015 Jonathan was elected titulary member of the CMI.

Jonathan is also fully accredited by and a member of the International Mediation Institute (

Jonathan has received regular appointments as Arbitrator and Mediator both in relation to maritime disputes and international commercial law disputes more widely. He is a fluent French and German speaker making him much in demand for national and international mediations.