6-th Edition@ BlackSea Maritime CyberSecurity Conference, July 2022
CYBER ETEE CONFERENCE 12-14 JULY 2022 / CYBER ETEE SUMMER SCHOOL 12-15 JULY 2022 (ESDC ACTIVITY 21-22/260/1)
Cybersecurity has become a prime factor in global social and economic stability. The increasing importance of cyber security has been enhanced by the international events of the last period through the collateral effects of the global pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The Euro-Atlantic area is one of the most exposed areas in terms of cyber risks due to geopolitical conditions and the high degree of technology that attracts inherent threats from state and non-state cyber attackers.
The maritime domain is one of the main factors of progress in global development, any disturbance of this sector affecting the whole world. Neglected in recent decades of technological development, cybersecurity has become a key concern for sustainable development. The global challenges of recent years have demonstrated the vital need for paradigm shifts in technological development, including cyber security as a key factor in projecting progress.
The 4-th edition of the conference address the real issues facing security experts today as modern enterprises evolve, as well as showcasing the most innovative and important developments in the security solutions market with pointing fingers to 2030. The conference motto was ”Technology evolves at a fast pace today, and we’d argue that Cyber Security evolves the fastest, and that’s why it’s vital that you attend to the next decade of drafting maritime cyber security.”
Cyber-attacks in the maritime domain are relatively new and infrequent, particularly when compared to the many cyber-attacks against financial institutions, manufacturing companies and private individuals. However, they could disrupt business both at sea and on shore, causing heavy financial losses, and, in worst case, cause loss of life and major environmental disaster.
Although last year maritime community start to understand and address the cybersecurity phenomenon, there are much to understand, develop and aquire in research as well as in education and awareness. The introduction of new technologies such as autonomous ships require new protection measures in the field of maritime cyber security.
The maritime domain is a vast network of agencies, shipping companies, insurances companies, offshore and onshore operators, port operators, authorities and other stakeholders that must concentrate their work in synchronicity to prevent maritime cyber-attacks.