A UK Government Minister has been given a demonstration of the University of Plymouth’s world-leading expertise in maritime cyber security and clean maritime innovation.
Robert Courts MP, the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, toured the £3.2million Cyber-SHIP Lab which has recently opened in the Marine Building.
He then opened the Clean Maritime Summit 2021, held at our waterfront Marine Station, an event designed to advance the region’s charge towards a net zero ocean economy.
The University engagements were part of a day-long visit to Plymouth, where Mr Courts met officials and businesses working to grow the city’s clean maritime sector.
The Cyber-SHIP Lab is a unique platform, supported by a grant from Research England, which is designed to enhance understanding of maritime systems’ cyber vulnerabilities and deliver world-leading cyber resilience knowledge, tools and training.
Experts in cyber security and information systems will then assess them for weaknesses, and identify the human and technological changes needed to make them secure for the future.