The University of Plymouth’s Cyber-SHIP Lab has staged its second Annual Symposium, bringing together many of the world’s leading maritime cyber security experts and innovators.
The 2022 event took place at the United Nations International Maritime Organisation London Headquarters, with up to 150 delegates attending on each of the two days.
Day-one of the by-invitation, in-person-only event provided a platform for nine actionable maritime cyber security research presentations selected via a call for papers. Day-two was focused around industry experience and discussion.
During the event, 27 expert speakers addressed and networked with delegates comprehensively spanning the Cyber-SHIP Lab’s key stakeholder groups.
This included international academics, representatives from government departments and regulatory agencies, shipping operators and their trade associations, law enforcement and military, specialist insurers, and equipment manufacturers and system integrators and designers.
Delegates travelled to the symposium from the the United States, all over Europe and from Asia Pacific. On the day following the Symposium, a number of delegates made their way to Plymouth to visit the Cyber-SHIP Lab in person.
Delegate feedback on the Symposium’s balance of academic and industry content, its United Nations facility location, and segmented academic/industry format has been universally positive.
The Cyber-SHIP Lab team has begun planning to build on this success for its 2023’s Symposium and is already accepting expressions of interest from potential speakers, delegates and sponsors.