MarSec20+ Virtual Conference • FREE

The Future of Port and Maritime Security

Tuesday 8 - Wednesday 9 December 2020 
11:00 - 14:00 (UK Time)

 

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Programme details are updated regularly and are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed and themes developed.

 

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TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER 2020
           Welcome Address to the Maritime and Port Security Conference
SESSION ONE:  THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF MARITIME SECURITY
This keynote focuses on the current security issues facing the maritime industry and the growing capabilities of the threat actors. As a CSO, PFSO, CISO and a company director or CEOs, what does this mean?
  Keynote Speech
Lord Nicholas Fairfax
SESSION TWO:  IS THE MARITIME SECURITY INDUSTRY FIT FOR PURPOSE
This session is a wide-ranging discussion on if, and how, the maritime security industry is effectively protecting vessels, offshore infrastructure ports, seafarers, and companies against the evolving threat landscape
 

Moderator: James Wilkes, Gray Page
John Thompson, Ambrey
Garry Bergin, Manguard Plus
Simon Church, EU Navfor
Neil Dulling, MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd

SESSION THREE:  THE GROWING IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC DISRUPTION ON SHIP'S NAVIGATION, PORT OPERATIONS AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN
This session investigates the electronic disruption tactics employed by a range of actors, and its growing impact on an increasingly digitised maritime world. We examine from who, why, where this threat is emanating and steps to mitigate the risk.
  Moderator: Bruce Roberts, CSO Alliance
Police Inspector David Sanderson MSc, Cabinet Office PNT Emergency Services Lead, Law Enforcement Monitoring and Detection Advisor 
Jonathan Turner, NLA International 
SESSION FOUR: WHAT ARE THE ACTUAL RISKS & WHAT CYBER PROTECTION SHOULD PORTS & SHIPPING COMPANIES BE PUTTING IN PLACE
This session explores the reality of current and future cyber threats to the maritime industry and what constitutes the right approach to develop effective tools & strategies. 
 

Moderator: Mark Sutcliffe, CSO Alliance
Walter Wilson, V Ships
Vincent Lagny, Bureau Veritas
Philip Roche, Norton Rose Fulbright 
Captain Bradley Clare, US Coast Guard 

 

Discussion Points:

  • What are the primary cyber security vulnerabilities for ships and ports?
  • Protecting a network in a shipping and port company
  • Making people the first and best line of defence – Training to develop a human firewall!
SESSION FIVE:  CYBER INSURANCE – IS PREVENTION BETTER THAN CURE?
This session will examine if cyber insurance is fit for purpose in the maritime domain. Is it better to hedge your bets and invest in effective prevention?
  Moderator: Simon Osborne, CSO Alliance
David Piesse, Guardtime
William Egerton, Astaara Company Ltd
Robert Dorey, Astaara Company Ltd
 

Discussion Points:

  • Do we need cyber insurance cover?
  • Cyber Cover policies, premiums, and claims. What to look out for
SESSION SIX: SHIP AND PORT CORRUPTION – CAN WE STOP IT?
This session will update on effective interaction between ports and shipping and that timely and accurate reporting of incidents is helping drive effective mitigation. 
  Moderator: Mark Sutcliffe, CSO Alliance
Cecilia Muller Torbrand, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)
 

Discussion Points:

  • What do we mean by "ship and port" corruption and how prevalent is it?
  • The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER 2020
SESSION SEVEN: MENTAL HEALTH – A HIDDEN SECURITY RISK
This session will highlight the impact of the pandemic on the Mental Health issues suffered by crews, and importantly, the issues faced by the Armed Security Teams sent to protect them. 
 

Moderator: Rachael White, Next Level Information (NLI)
John Dolan, Standard Club Ltd
Dr Risto Talas, Professor, University of Portsmouth

SESSION EIGHT: THE CURRENT THREAT LANDSCAPE
This session will discuss the expanding range of current threats facing the maritime industry.
  Bruce Roberts, CSO Alliance
 

Discussion Points:

  • What are the threats and who is behind them?
  • What are the current key threat concerns for maritime security professionals?
SESSION NINE: MARITIME CRIME: CAN WE DEVELOP A COORDINATED AND CO-OPERATIVE APPROACH IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN?
This session will look into the requirement for effective physical security for Ship and Ports. How can the key stakeholders work together to have an effective and productive relationship? 
 

Moderator: Mark Sutcliffe, CSO Alliance 
Jeroen Van Overloop, Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport, Belgian Government 
Carl Heathcote, Port CNI Lead, Jacksons Fencing 
Captain Yoss Leclerc, International Harbour Masters' Association
Janno de Wet, Company Security Officer

 

Discussion Points:

  • How can we develop a more industry cooperative approach?
  • Is regulation supporting an integrated approach?
  • Criminals impact on the logistics chain ranges from: piracy, armed robbery, drugs, stowaways, people trafficking, IUU, contraband. How do we work better together?
  • Are current security control measures adequate (SCM/BMP) - if not what needs to change? 
SESSION TEN: STOWAWAYS & MIGRANTS - THEY ARE NOT GOING AWAY
This session investigates the impact and hidden costs of stowaways on ships' crews and industry, the benefits of improved reporting and effective partnership with ports to mitigate the threat and reduce the costs.
 

Moderator: Mark Sutcliffe, CSO Alliance
Brett Hosking, Standard Club Ltd
Michael Robertson, Robmarine Shipping (Overseas) Ltd
Belinda Ward, North P&I Club
Julian Abril Garcia, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 

Discussion Points: 

  • How are they gaining access via the port and how to prevent them getting onboard a ship?
  • Supporting the reporting to ports to improve their awareness and help target their risk mitigation
SESSION ELEVEN: WEST AFRICA - WHAT ARE THE CURRENT SECURITY AND LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS FOR THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THE GULF OF GUINEA?
This session will update on what action is being taken by the Regional and Nigerian Authorities; what steps can Shipping companies take and keeping within the law when deploying security in the Gulf of Guinea. 
  Moderator: Simon Osborne, CSO Alliance
Craig De Savoye, Protection Vessels International Ltd
Jakob Larsen, BIMCO
Dirk Siebels, Risk Intelligence 
Evan Curt, Marshall Island Registry
Dimitris Maniatis, Maritime Risk Services
Ian Ralby, I.R. Consilium 
 

Discussion Points:

  • What is the current level of threat in the region?
  • Investments and changes being made in Nigeria - are they making a difference?
  • What is the legal position on armed security for the region? What is the cost of getting it wrong?
SESSION TWELVE: THE ROLE OF CYBER CRIME IN BUNKER FRAUD
This session will investigate how to safeguard bunker deals in an age of increasingly sophisticated fraud
  Moderator: Mark Sutcliffe, CSO Alliance 
J. Stephen Simms, Principal, Simms Showers LLP
Robert Hodge, ITIC
 

Discussion Points: 

  • What is bunker fraud?
  • How extensive and expensive is this for the industry and the insurers of fraud and cyber-crime? 
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