Publications, news, and talks


Vineetha Harish A, Tam K, Jones K. Investigating the Security and Accessibility of Voyage Data Recorder Data using a USB attack. CYBER 2022: The Seventh International Conference on Cyber-Technologies and Cyber-Systems, Volume: ISBN: 978-1-61208-996-6, November 2022

Misas JP, Hopcraft R, Tam K. Future of Maritime Autonomy: Cybersecurity, Trust and Mariner’s Situational Awareness, Preprint, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology, November 2022

Tam K, Vineetha Harish A, Hopcraft R, Misas JP, Barrett D. Maritime Autonomous Ship System: AI and Security (MAS AIMSec) 2022 v2, Technical Report, University of Plymouth, October 2022

Kayişoğlu G, Yilmaz Bolat P, Tam K. Determining Maritime Cyber Security Dynamics and Development of Maritime Cyber Risk Check List for Ships. Conference Paper: IAMU AGA, October 2022

Kayişoğlu G, Yilmaz Bolat P, Tam K. Evaluating SLIM-based human error probability for ECDIS cybersecurity in maritime. The Journal of Navigation, October 2022

Hopcraft R, Tam K, Misas JP, Moara-Nkwe K, Jones K. Developing a maritime cyber safety culture: Improving safety of operations, MaritimeTechnology and Research, August 2022

Moara-Nkwe K, Tam K, Rowland C, and Jones K. Towards Smarter, Cleaner, and more Secure Maritime Ports, White paper written in consultation with UK Govt. Department for Transport and other organisations. Funded by University of Plymouth SPF Funding in 2021 to support research with local, regional, national, and international structures to effectively link with policy research priorities and opportunities. June 2022

Ross J, Walker D, Tam K, Jones K, Towards a Digital Twin of a Complex Maritime Site for Multi-Objective Optimization, 14th International Conference on Cyber Conflict: Keep Moving, Tallinn, Estonia, June 2022

Visky G, Lavrenovs A, Orye E, Heering D, Tam K. Multi-Purpose Cyber Environment for Maritime Sector, International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, March 2022

Tam K, Hopcraft R, Moara-Nkwe K, Palbar Misas J, Andrews W, Vineetha Harish A, Giménez P, Crichton T, Jones K. Case Study of a Cyber-Physical Attack Affecting Port and Ship Operational Safety. Journal of Transportation Technologies > Vol.12 No.1, January 2022.

Hopcraft R, Tam K, Moara-Nkwe K, Jones K. Enhanced Transparency: Improving Maritime Cyber Governance. MARESEC, June 2021

Tam K, Hopcraft R, Crichton T, Jones K. The Potential Mental Health Effects of Remote Control in an Autonomous Maritime World. Journal of International Maritime Safety, Environmental Affairs, and Shipping May 2021

Tam K, Moara-Nkwe K, Jones K. A Conceptual Cyber-Risk Assessment of Port Infrastructure. World of Shipping Portugal, An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs. January 2021

Tam K, Moara-Nkwe K, Jones K. The use of cyber ranges in the maritime context: Assessing maritime-cyber risks, raising awareness, and providing training. Maritime Technology and Research Vol 3 issue 1. July 2020

Tam K, Jones K D. "A Cyber-Security Review of Emerging Technology in the Maritime Industry" Conference: International Conference of Maritime Science & Technology NAŠE MORE, October 2019

Tam K, Jones K D. "Situational Awareness: Examining Factors that Affect Cyber-Risks in the Maritime Sector", International Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness (IJCSA), [accepted September 2019 – journal version of this paper]

Tam K, Forshaw K, Jones K D. "Cyber-SHIP: Developing Next Generation Maritime Cyber Research Capabilities", International Conference on Marine Engineering & Technology Oman (ICMET Oman) [accepted September 2019 – available December]

Tam K, Jones K. "Factors Affecting Cyber Risk in Maritime", IEEE Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (Cyber SA), Oxford, June 2019 [IJCSA journal version]

Tam K, Jones K. "Forensic Readiness within the Maritime Sector'", IEEE Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (Cyber SA), Oxford, June 2019

Karamperidis S and Moustakis F. "Cyber-security in the Maritime Sector: Previous cases and lessons learned from other sectors for commercial shipping", 3rd NMIOTC Cyber Security Conference, April 2019, Chania, Greece.

Tam K, Jones K. "MaCRA: A Model-Based Framework for Maritime Cyber-Risk Assessment", WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs [AM] Accepted 7 January 2019

Tam K, Jones K. Maritime cybersecurity policy: the scope and impact of evolving technology on international shipping [AM]. Journal of Cyber Policy, Accepted 03 August 2018, Published online: 29 August 2018

Tam K, Jones K. Cyber-Risk Assessment for Autonomous Ships, IEEE Cyber Security, 2018

Jones K, Tam K, and Papadaki M. Threats and Impacts in Maritime Cyber Security, IET Engineering & Technology Reference. April 2016

Talks, reports, news

"Digital perils and risks at sea" The Insurance Insitute of London (Old Library, Lloyd's) 04 February 2020.

Professor Kevin Jones, Executive Dean Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth "Cyber-SHIP: Developing Next Generation Maritime Cyber Research Capabilities" Artificial Intelligence in the Marine and Maritime Environment (IMO event)

Tam K, 6th Annual Industrial Control Cybersecurity Europe, London October 2019, panel.

Kevin D Jones "Maritime Cyber Threats". NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) June 2015

Forshaw, K. SmartShip Exchange Athens, 9–11 October 2019

Jones, K, Norshipping: Safety at sea cyber security roundtable, 5 June 2019 Oslo [IHS Markit link]

Papadaki M.“Cyber Defence against Hybrid Threats in Maritime Domain”, invited presentation at Maritime Security Regimes Roundtable (MSR RT 2019) on improving Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA), Combined Joint Operations from the Sea (CJOS) 30 April–1 May 2019.

Tom Crichton, Maritime Cyber Presentation at the International Dry Bulk Terminals Group, Barcelona 10–12 April

Presented at the UK embassy in Athens Greece on maritime cyber-security [Hellenic Shipping News link] March 2019

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, the Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP, visited the University to see marine and maritime excellence in action

Cyber-podcast by the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM) [link not yet available]

MARITIME INFORMATION WARFARE 26 November 2018 London United Kingdom

Cyber Security October 2018 – the Fairplay survey results and what they mean for shipping [webinar] and IHS Safety at Sea Magazine 'Detecting The Risks' November 2018

Maritime Cyber Threats and Awareness Symposium, CyMar London 2 November 2018

Identifying Cyber-Threats, Devonport Naval Base Engineering & Science Forum, June 2018

Marine Tech Expo "Maritime Cyber Risk" 21 June 2018

Maritime Cyber Threats and Awareness Symposium, CyMar' 1 June 2018 Plymouth

Presentation to South West Company of Master Mariners, “Big Ships, Big Data and Big Risks” – A Beginners Guide to Maritime CyberSecurity. 25 May 2018.

Future Cities London Forum: Maritime cyber-attack will cost our cities, October 2017

Jones K, Tam K. UK Security Expo 2017, Maritime & Transport security Conference. November 2017

Tam K, Jones K. Maritime Cyber Risk: Model-Based Assessments for the Global Fleet, at MRS 2017, US Merchant Marine Academy, and Rutgers. November 2017

Karamperidis, S., 2017. Comparative study between physical and cyber-crime in shipping sector. Report was produced for Supply Chain Risk Industry Partnership, October 2017.

Kevin D Jones "Maritime Cyber Threats: 'The State of the Nation'". NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) October 

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