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From Sydney to Adelaide, via Melbourne and Geelong, the University of Plymouth’s Cyber-SHIP Lab team has undertaken a second highly impactful visit to Australia. 
The team, comprising Professor Kevin Jones, Dr Kimberly Tam and Chloe Rowland, strengthened links with government, business, defence and academic organisations across the country.  
The recent tour followed on from a visit in March, at the request of the UK Government Department of Transport, to the Global Marine Transportation System Cybersecurity Symposium in Sydney. The event focused on risk management, information sharing practices, governance and regulation frameworks, and workforce development. The Plymouth team presented a maritime cyber security scenario which was exceptionally well received.  
During their most recent trip, they showcased the Maritime Cyber Threats Research Group's research and the Cyber-SHIP Lab’s unique capabilities during a three-hour interactive maritime cyber security workshop and cyber attack scenario presentation at the Ports Australia Business and Operations Conference.  
The Plymouth delegation then engaged with universities across Australia, including RMIT – The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the University of Adelaide, and Flinders University to discuss future research collaborations. Cyber-SHIP Lab and CROWN Project Manager Chloe Rowland took part in a panel session at a Conference hosted by Flinders University on the issues facing the offshore wind sector and the cyber resilience of Critical Infrastructure. 
Finally, the team met representatives from the Federal Australian Government Department of Home Affairs, the South Australia State Government, the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre and Defence South Australia.   

Our Research Group leads the field of maritime cyber security and the Cyber-SHIP Lab is a unique capability. It was valuable to engage Australian industry, business and government stakeholders with our research. We were particularly pleased to open conversations with the Royal Australian Navy and to meet potential research collaborators from some of the country’s leading universities.

Kevin JonesKevin Jones
Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Research and Innovation

Cyber-SHIP Lab

A unique, hardware-based maritime cyber security research and development platform.
Cyber-SHIP Lab’s research is focused on building cyber threat resilience in this uniquely complex, valuable and vulnerable sector. In partnership with industry, government and NGOs, Cyber-SHIP Lab’s researchers analyse and address cyber security at the hardware, software, and human levels to identify, understand and mitigate threats. 
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