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Maritime Risk Symposium 2017

MARITIME RISK SYMPOSIUM 2017: MARITIME CYBER SECURITY & THE MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

The maritime industry, just like every other sector of our economy, is dependent upon technology for every aspect of its operation. Although technology has many benefits, it is vulnerable and can be exploited. Examples of technology that have been exploited (hacked) can be found daily in other industries and include automobiles, pacemakers, mobile banking apps, smart city technology, traffic systems, financial transaction systems, power grids, dams and planes. The bottom line is this: if you have an internet connection, you are vulnerable.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • In the last eight years, more than 7.1 billion identities have been exposed in data breaches
  • In 2016
    • 357 million new malware variants identified
    • 1 in 131 emails contained malware
    • 1,271 ransomware detections per day, globally
    • Mobile malware detections doubled to 18.4 million

CURRENT SITUATION

  • Internet of Things (autonomous vehicles, ports, navigation, etc.) devices can be compromised in under two minutes
  • Global ransomware damage predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017
  • 89 percent of all cyber-attacks involve financial or espionage motivations
  • Ransomware kits cost $175 on the Dark Web
  • Supply chain and partner vulnerabilities: Cybercriminals target smaller companies as a way to gain access to larger companies
  • Cybercrime damage costs are expected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021

MEETING THE CHALLENGE – MARITIME RISK SYMPOSIUM

To stay in front of the challenges to maritime cyber security and the marine transportation system, the 8th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS) will bring together local, state, and federal authorities, academics, and industry professionals at Tiffin University on November 13-14, 2017.

Hosted by the Tiffin University Center for Cyber Defense & Forensics, the Symposium will assess threats, vulnerabilities, and recent advancements in attack vectors and maritime cyber security research to inspire ideas for innovative research that will define the next generation of maritime cyberspace.

HISTORY OF THE MARITIME RISK SYMPOSIUM
Prior MRS hosts include:

  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Southern California

2017 DISTINGUISHED PANELISTS & PLANNERS

Rear Admiral Tom Atkin, USCG (Ret)
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense

Major General Randy “Church” Kee, USAF (Ret)
Former Director, Strategy and Policy
Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany

Dr. Rick Luettich
Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence at UNC (Chapel Hill)

Rear Admiral Kevin Lunday, USCG
Commander, USCG Cyber Command

Captain Ryan Manning, USCG
Chief, Office of Port and Facilities Compliance
USCG Headquarters

Dr. David Nicol
Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence at University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana)
Member of the NERC Cyber Attack Task Force

Rear Admiral JoAnna Nunan, USCG
Commander, Coast Guard District Nine

Rear Admiral Mike Parks, USCG (Ret)
Former Commander, Coast Guard District Nine

Vice Admiral Rob Parker, USCG (Ret)
Former Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area

Dr. Fred Roberts
Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence at Rutgers University
Co-Editor of Issues in Maritime Cyber Security

Rear Admiral Fred Rosa, USCG (Ret)
Former Commander, Coast Guard District Five

Captain Paul Tortora, USN (Ret)
Director, Cyber Security Studies
U.S. Naval Academy

Colonel Carlos Vega, USA
Chief of Staff, Army Cyber Institute
U.S. Military Academy

INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING THE TU CENTER FOR CYBER DEFENSE & FORENSICS?

Contact us at ahmedr@tiffin.edu or 419.448.5863.