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Marine Cyber Security Demonstration

Thursday, 2 September 2021 9:00 am


Sir Alan Massey KCB CBE: Chairman of the Event

Sir Alan is currently non-executive Chair of the Trinity House Lighthouse Board; Chair of HeliOperations; Director of Shoreham Port Authority; trustee of the Marine Society and Sea Cadets; and trustee of the Confidential Human Factors Reporting Programme. Prior to  this, Sir Alan served for 33 years in the Royal Navy, culminating in the role of Second Sea Lord as a Vice Admiral. In 2010 Alan moved into the senior civil service as Chief Executive of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). He retired from this position in 2018 having re-organised the MCA and modernised it significantly.

Ian McLaren MBE: DIT SW Sponsor of the Event & Director of the Table Top Demonstration

Currently Ian is the Marine Sector Specialist at the Department for International Trade, South West of the United Kingdom (DIT SW). In the past, Ian has had a wealth of experience in South East Asia reaching back to the early 1980’s when he when he was the Executive Officer of a Fast Patrol Boat in Hong Kong. Perhaps more notably Ian was the first permanent Maritime Staff Officer for Five Powers Defence Arrangement based in Malaysia and Singapore. Since retiring from the Royal Navy in 1999, Ian has been involved in the core of Marine activity with companies such as BlueFinger and Kongsberg.

Helen Shannon: Director of OCTO

Helen is a professional engineer with 35 years’ experience in major hazard risk and resilience. She is a director of Octo, a consultancy which specialises in preparing organisations to deal with crises and emergencies, and to develop standards of resilience proportionate to the risks they face. Her focus in risk management is in working with boards and senior executives to ensure that risks are effectively managed throughout their organisations. Helen is currently undertaking similar services for the European Commission and Council of Europe. Helen’s early career was as a plant manager in the chemicals multi-national ICI and as a regulator in the UK Offshore Industry. 

Ewan Robinson; OCTO Demonstration

Ewan is a Marine Cyber-authority and practitioner at the forefront of the rapidly evolving Cyber Security field. He operates at the leading edge of network engineering and associated cyber functions and applications, eg software development, firewalls, datamining systems, points of vulnerability, human engineering and automating underground intelligence gathering systems. Following previous UK military service, Ewan worked first in the oil and gas seismic industry, majoring in field engineering, electronics and data capture systems. He has expanded his specialist operations into the multinational shipping industry. His capabilities however embrace the practical spectrum of technical cyber risks. Ewan supports UK and NATO cyber security enforcement authorities.

Kevin Foreshaw: Cyber SHIP Lab Representative

Kevin Foreshaw is Director of Industrial and Strategic Partnerships at the University of Plymouth’s Faculty of Science and Engineering. He has been instrumental in securing funding and industry support for the new, £3.2m University of Plymouth Cyber-SHIP Lab. The Lab is a hardware-based, configurable research platform to enhance understanding of maritime systems’ cyber vulnerabilities, and to deliver vital cyber resilience tools and training. It is a springboard for development of resources to empower the maritime sector to achieve cyber resilience on a par with best-prepared technology and financial organisations. 

Brian Beckley: Fleetwood Nautical Institute

Based at Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Brian Is a specialised Maritime Training consultant, delivering complex training and specialised IMO courses as well as conducting STCW assessments for Maritime Colleges and Marine-based companies. Before he came ashore, Brian held command with P&O for over 17years and towards the latter part of command was integral to the success of new build tonnage and new port safe Navigation risk assessments.

Daniel Ng: CyberOwl Representative

Dan is CEO of CyberOwl, a disruptive startup helping asset operators gain visibility of the cyber risks to their distributed, remote assets, particularly in the maritime sector. Before building CyberOwl he was Associate Director at KPMG, where he focused on the Defence, Security and Industrial sectors, working extensively to develop propositions and commercial strategies for global security, defence, technology and engineering companies such as Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Atos and BP. Dan was also Chair of a Working Group at the IoT Security Foundation, Council Member of the Digital Technology Group of the UK Society for Maritime Industries and Steering Committee Member for the Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance.

Lee Hibbert: Bamboo Technology Representative

Lee has 35 years’ experience in Risk Management, serving in both the UK Military, Law enforcement and UK Government. Working across different projects Lee has designed and delivered digital assurance in Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, UAE, Iraq, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.  Currently, Lee is the Cyber lead at Bamboo Technology Group, the team are creating audacious digital assurance solutions to defeat cyber criminals, while meeting compliance and delivering long-term cyber resilience.

The team work to deliver Red and Blue team cyber security capability to businesses, with an in-house Cyber Threat Intelligence unit (CTI) and Incident Response Team (CIRT), all delivering high levels of service from the Security Operations Centre (SOC) situated in offices near Cyber Central, the UK’s focal point of activity in cyber security, adjacent to GCHQ. Bamboo is certified to ISO 9001 and 27001 BSI standards, NCSC approved Cyber Essentials (CE), CE Plus and IASME Gold certification body.

David Livingstone MBE, DSC FRGS: Napier Meridian

David has a long-standing record in delivery of cybersecurity strategies for governments, international institutions and commercial organisations. 

Livingstone has been an Associate Fellow at Chatham House since 2005, where he has delivered a number of studies on cybersecurity in critical national infrastructure, space systems, and civil nuclear security amongst other subjects. He was principal investigator for the 2016 Chatham House report ‘Space, the Final Frontier for Cybersecurity’. Currently, David is an adviser to the Satellite Applications Catapult, a UK Government backed economic development agency for the UK space sector, since 2013. Much of his work with the Catapult has been to develop new response mechanisms at the intersection of space related supply chains and cybersecurity.

Please Note: We will send you details of the online platform and login details prior to the event.