Cyber Security Awareness in the Maritime Domain – The Human Factor

Member news | 2 April 2019
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Contingency planning in the digital era.

Deutch-Norwegische Chamber of Commerce is arranging a maritime Cyber Security Awareness seminar in Oslo, on 30. April. To sign up or to read more, press here!

The shipping industry has entered a new era. The industry is becoming more digital. Automation and connectivity are other trends that put ships, cargo, humans and your business reputation at risk. Changing technology and risks require different and new answers, especially in the maritime industry. Just like land-based organizations, the crew onboard every ship needs to be aware of potential cyber risks, how to avoid them and how to handle cyberattacks. The challenge: Users are the weakest link in every security chain. Moreover, responsibility and liability are unclear in the field of cyber security.

Senior management must take responsibility to develop cyber risk awareness at all levels and departments, and ensure their crew follow an effective cyber risk management regime. A holistic approach starts with people’s knowledge, behavior and mindset, and contains clear policies, procedures and assessments. If you don’t have these measures in place, and don’t know where to start and how to do this, this workshop is for you.

The event has a practical approach and will provide an arena to discuss measures and contingency planning with your peers and experts in the fields of cyber security, as well as navigation and positioning.


Moderation: Tom O. Kleppestø, Managing Director, Ocean Industry Forum Oslofjord

  • Registration and networking lunch
  • Welcome and introduction, Petter Bjerke, Partner, Location Head IPT, DLA Piper Norway DA
  • Assessment of Cyber Security on Board, Christian Hemminghaus, Department of Cyber Analysis & Defense, Fraunhofer FKIE
  • How to handle the upcoming IMO resolution on Maritime Cyber Risk Management, Thijs Timmerman, Senior Manager Cyber Risk, KPMG Norway
  • Sensor Cybersecurity in the Maritime Domain: Satellite Navigation and Positioning Risks, Emilio Pérez Marcos, Institute of Communications and Navigation, German Aerospace Center
  • Testing of Onboard IT and OT Systems – Downfalls and Risks, Elisabet Haugsbø, Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, DNV GL – Digital Solutions
  • Practical example by Torbjørn Lussand, VP Corporate IT, Odfjell
  • Loss prevention through cyber risk awareness, Jarle Fosen, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, GARD
  • Panel Discussion / Q&A

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Christian Hemminghaus is part of the Research Department of “Cyber Analysis & Defense” at Fraunhofer FKIE since 2016. His research focuses on securing on-board systems and adjacent infrastructure against cyber attacks. In this area, he audits the cyber security of maritime systems and develops concepts and mechanisms for reducing cyber risks for manufacturers of maritime technology.

Thijs Timmerman is a senior manager within KPMG’s Cyber Security Services department. He is responsible for KPMG’s maritime security services based in Norway and leads projects of various sizes. With his project teams, he helps organizations in assessing, designing and improving their information risk management strategy, as well as in designing insightful cyber risk monitoring reporting capabilities. Having been an interim Chief Information Security Officer, he also knows the other side of the table – strengthening his multidimensional vision on cyber in the boardroom. In addition, Mr. Timmerman is actively involved in KPMG’s global innovation program. Mr. Timmerman completed an MSc in Industrial and Applied Mathematics at Eindhoven University of Technology, with a focus on discrete mathematics and cryptographic applications. In addition, he completed a master’s in IT Audit, Compliance and Advisory from VU University Amsterdam. He now applies his analytical skills and information protection knowledge in the energy, maritime and financial sectors.

Emilio Pérez Marcos studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Spain, where he was also granted a two years Young Researcher position. He works now as Fellow Researcher within the Algorithms and End-Devices group, in the Institute of Communications and Navigation at the German Aerospace Center in Munich. His current research topics include signal disturbances, interferences and cybersecurity in Global Navigation Satellite Systems. He has been involved in several national and European security projects as well as served as consultant for industry leading companies.

Elisabet Haugsbø is a cybernetics engineer with a M.Sc. with focus on medicine and biomechanics, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has many years of experience in modelling, Hardware in the Loop testing and network storming of advanced control systems for the Offshore and Oil industry. Expert in systems like Drilling, Crane, DP, HVAC, Ballast treatment systems, VMS and has good knowledge of PMS, BOP and EGC. She has also been technical responsible for several large projects. Currently she is a senior engineer in DNV GL Maritime, working with Cybersecurity and penetration testing. Elisabet is certified as GICSP (Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional).

Torbjørn Lussand is the VP IT of Odfjell SE. Odfjell is one of the leading players in the global market for seaborne transportation and storage of chemicals and other specialty bulk liquids. He is overall responsible for the cyber security of the company as part of the CIO role, and has recently been given the important task of merging IT and OT as part of the company’s ambition to be a leading player in their domain through digitalization. His team have implemented processes and systems as well as redesigned the IT architecture of the assets to be able safely support the business strategy. Prior to joining Odfjell in 2017 he worked 16 years for Equinor, holding various leadership positions both within IT and in the business.

Jarle Fosen joined the Loss Prevention and Risk Assessment team in Gard in 2016. His role is to provide advice and assistance to Members and clients and delivering information on the measures that need to be taken to reduce risks. He brings to Gard over 17 years of professional experience within the maritime and offshore industry and information technology. He has been stationed in various locations in Norway, Singapore and Dubai. Jarle holds a Master Degree in Marine Technology & Naval Architecture from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His previous roles includes working as a Data & Knowledge Management Manager at Deloitte, a Senior Surveyor, Lead Auditor and Customer Service Manager for DNV-GL, and a Compliance Manager for National Oilwell Varco.

Tom O. Kleppestø has been the general manager of Shipping & Offshore Network since 2008 and secretary to the board of Oslo Shipowners’ Association since 2010. In January 2018, he took over as general manager of Ocean Industry Forum Oslofjord. Tom is also working on establishing the Centre for Ocean Business (OBZ) at BI Norwegian Business School together with Professor Torger Reve. Tom is a business graduate (siviløkonom) from NHH (1992) where, among other things, he was affiliated with the Centre for International Economics and Shipping (SIØS). In 2007, he co-authored the report ‘Norway – a Global Maritime Knowledge Hub’ for the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and Oslo Maritime Network.

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