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No global supply chain is independent of maritime transport and most are existentially dependent on it. In fact, greater than 90% of all global trade tonnage is transported by sea. While vulnerabilities in widely used software or control systems are a concern, the greater source of risk is systemic inadequacies in the public-private partnership for maritime cybersecurity and shortfalls of both capacity and coordination amongst critical stakeholders across the global security community. The lifeblood of global energy networks runs through the ocean. The cybersecurity of systems, from offshore renewable energy, to fossil fuel transport to major transshipment hubs, to floating production, storage, and offloading vessels, is an increasingly significant factor in the security of energy system as a whole.  

To begin a conversation towards a strategy to address these issues, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative under the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security invites you to join us for a virtual discussion, “Security at the Maritime Edge” on Thursday, September 24th from 10:45am-12:00pm. The event will feature opening remarks from Rear Admiral Mark H. “Buz” Buzby (USN, Ret.),  Maritime Administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation and a panel moderated by Captain Jason Tama, Commander, Sector New York; Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, United States Coast Guard and featuring Ms. Kathy J. Metcalf, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Shipping of America; Dr. Xavier Bellekens, Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow, Institute for Signals, Sensors, and Communications, University of Strathclyde; Captain Alex Soukhanov, Managing Director & Master Mariner, Moran Cyber; Mr. Kevin Stine, Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division, NIST U.S. Department of Commerce; and Ms. Heli Tiirmaa-KlaarAmbassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. Register below receive further information on how to join the virtual audience. 

Agenda

Welcome

Mr. Barry Pavel, Senior Vice President and Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Dr. Trey Herr, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Introductory Remarks

Rear Admiral Mark H. “Buz” Buzby, USN, Ret. Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation

Panel: Emerging Threats and New Responses to Maritime Cybersecurity Challenges

Moderated by: Captain Jason Tama, Commander, Sector New York; Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, United States Coast Guard

Ms. Kathy J. Metcalf, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Shipping of America

Dr. Xavier Bellekens, Lecturer and Chancellor’s FellowInstitute for Signals, Sensors, and Communications,University of Strathclyde

Captain Alex Soukhanov, Managing Director & Master MarinerMoran Cyber

Ms. Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  

Mr. Kevin Stine, Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division, NIST U.S. Department of Commerce

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