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The third Cyber-SHIP Lab Annual Symposium will build on the success of the previous symposia. The IMO is supporting the symposium for the second consecutive year by co-hosting and participation on 1–2 November. 
This year's event, staged in close collaboration with the IMO, addresses 'Directions and challenges in maritime cyber, current and future', and IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim has invited IMO member states and organisations to join Cyber-SHIP Lab-invited participants. There is an option for speakers and delegates to visit the Cyber-SHIP Lab at the University of Plymouth on 3 November.
  • Day 1 – actionable research
  • Day 2 – industry knowledge sharing

Who should attend?

Ship operators, maritime IT and OT systems manufacturers and integrators, specialist underwriters, cyber security consultants, government agencies involved in cyber defence or regulation, maritime industry NGOs and INGOs, port authorities, peer academic researchers. 
This is an in-person only event with no online participation or attendance. We will be recording the sessions, to be published on University of Plymouth and IMO YouTube channels, and we reserve the right, at speakers’ request, to remove specific content. This may facilitate more confident knowledge and experience sharing.

Registration options

There are options to register for Day 1 or Day 2, or both days and attendance is free of charge. If attending both days, you must choose both Day 1 and Day 2 tickets when registering. This is to prevent blocking of places and to inform catering for breaks.
We also invite delegates to register to visit the Cyber-SHIP Lab in Plymouth during the day on Friday 3 November. This would involve making your own way from London to Plymouth. Our Events team will provide the names of Plymouth hotels where you would have the benefit of a special University of Plymouth rate. Depending on demand, we may limit the number of registrations for visitors to the Lab and possibly organise another day or event when we host visitors.

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Participating organisations to date

Aalborg University • ABS • Actica Consulting Ltd • AD Navigation BS • Addison Lee • Alan Turing Institute • ANGOKA • Another Day • Arcanum Cyber • Astaara • Atheniem • Atlas Elektronik UK Ltd • Babcock International • BAE Systems • Batini Traverso Grasso & Association • Beaconite Security • Beazley • Bedfordshire University • BIMCO • BMT • BP Shipping • C3IA Solutions • Carnival UK • CGI • ChartWorld / Raymarine • Chaucer Group • ClassNK • CODA Security • Complete Cyber • Constanta Maritime University • Coventry University • Cyber Defence Service Ltd • Cyber Together • Cyber-SHIP Lab • Cydome Security • Danish Centre for Cyber Security • Danish Maritime Authority • Defence Equipment and Support – Ministry of Defence, UK • Defence Leaders • Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) • Deloitte • Department for Business and Trade, UK • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, UK • Department for Transport, UK • DNV • Dover Harbour Board • Embassy of Japan, UK • Flinders University • Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, UK • France Cyber Maritime • Gary Kessler • Gdynia Maritime University • GRAD (General Lighthouse Authorities) • HDI Global •  HENSOLDT • HFW • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP • House of Lords, UK • IASME Consortium • IG P&I Clubs • IMRC – International Marine Radio Company • International Association of Ports and Harbors • International Maritime Organization • iOra Acquisition Enterprises • Isomerisk • Istanbul University • Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force • Joint Maritime Security Centre, UK • K&L Gates LLP • Kennedys Law LLP • Korean Register • Liberty Specialty Markets • LINK • Lloyds Register • Loehres Loesninger • Maersk • Mandiant • MARCOM NATO • Maritime and Coastguard Agency, UK • Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam • Maritime Safety & Security Alliance CIC • Maritime Services Management • Marsh • Metropolitan Police Service • Ministry of Defence, UK • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines • MOL • MTS-ISAC • National Physical Laboratory • National Security Institute • Navantia UK • Navigator Gas • NCC Group • Negara Brunei Darussalam • NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences • Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy • NORMA Cyber • Northern Maritime Solutions Ltd • NorthStandard • Northumbria University • Norwegian Coastal Administration • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) • NYK Business Systems Europe • PA Consulting • Pen Test Partners • Plymouth and South Devon Freeport Ltd • Port of Dover • Port of Tyne • PwC • Ramon International Insurance Brokers • Reperion • Royal Holloway, University of London • Royal Navy • Royal Netherlands Navy • SEA Ltd (COHORT PLC) • Seascope Insurance Services Ltd • Serco • Sonardyne • Spirent Communications • Swedish Club • Tallin University of Technology • The Cybrarian • The Standard Club • The Swedish Club • Trinity OT Security • UK Chamber of Shipping • UK Hydrographic Office • UK Strategic Command • United States Coast Guard • University of Bristol • University of KwaZulu-Natal • University of Plymouth • University of Strathclyde • Wärtsilä • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences • Witherbys Publishing Group • Yango Satellite Communications 

Featuring speakers from

BIMCO • Beazley • BMT • ClassNK • Department for Transport, UK • DNV • Gary Kessler Associates • Hensoldt UK • International Association of Ports and Harbors • International Maritime Organization • Norwegian University of Science and Technology • Mandiant • Marine Services Management • Ministry of Defence, UK • Monohakobi Technology Institute, NYK Line • MTS-ISAC • Northumbria University • Port of Rotterdam Authority • University of Plymouth Maritime Cyber Threats Research Group • University of Southampton • Stenden University of Applied Sciences • Royal Navy • Royal Netherlands Navy • Tallinn University of Technology • The Alan Turing Institute • United States Coast Guard • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences 

Additional panellists/Chairs

Rear Admiral James Parkin, Director Develop – Navy Command Headquarters, Royal Navy  •  Adam Sobey, Professor of Data-Centric Engineering, University of Southampton; Group Lead for Marine and Maritime in the Data-Centric Engineering Programme, The Alan Turing Institute  •  Dr Gary Kessler, independent academic, consultant and maritime cyber security practitioner, Professor of Cyber Security (retired)  •  Marie Haugli-Sandvik, Project Manager and PhD Candidate, Norwegian University of Science and Technology  •  Tim Acland, Chief Technology Officer, Hensoldt UK  •  Malcolm Warr, MSM

This year’s Cyber-SHIP Lab Symposium is partly supported by financial or in-kind contributions from the following:

About Cyber-SHIP Lab

Cyber-SHIP Lab is the University of Plymouth Maritime Cyber Threats Research Group’s unique £3.2m hardware-based maritime cyber security research platform – the world's first and only maritime cyber-physical testbed featuring fully configurable physical twins of maritime navigation, communication, networking and control systems.  
Using this – physical twin – testbed platform, we challenge and evaluate real-world maritime infrastructure vital to sustaining world trade and supply chains. Our research informs valuable maritime cyber resilience tools and training. 
Current project funders and partners include Research England, ABS Group, AMI Marine, Babcock International, Blue Ocean Marine Tech Systems, BMT, BT, C3IA, ClassNK, Eaton, Hensoldt, Lloyd’s Register, Raymarine, Reardon Smith Nautical Trust, the Royal Navy, Spirent and Wärtsilä.
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