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Oct 4, 2021

Introduction: Cooperation on maritime cybersecurity

By William Loomis, Virpratap Vikram Singh, Dr. Gary C. Kessler, Dr. Xavier Bellekens

It is imperative to establish at the outset that there is no silver bullet for maritime cybersecurity. This report is intended to deliver a more complete and operational plan to better protect the MTS by focusing on building upon, broadening, and deepening the priorities put forward by the National Maritime Cyber Plan by focusing on three key principles: risks and standards, information and intelligence sharing, and creating a maritime cybersecurity workforce.

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Oct 4, 2021

A system of systems: Cooperation on maritime cybersecurity

By William Loomis, Virpratap Vikram Singh, Dr. Gary C. Kessler, Dr. Xavier Bellekens

The MTS is not monolithic; it is a markedly complex “system of systems.” This section segments the MTS into three discrete systems—ships, ports, and cargo—each with its own life cycle, in order to highlight areas of risk and leverage for policy makers and the industry.

Cybersecurity Maritime Security

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Oct 4, 2021

Recommendations: Cooperation on maritime cybersecurity

By William Loomis, Virpratap Vikram Singh, Dr. Gary C. Kessler, Dr. Xavier Bellekens

This report puts forward twelve recommendations—split into three overarching themes—to help better secure all subsystems of the MTS from evolving cyber threats.

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Xavier Bellekens is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He is the CEO and co-founder of Lupovis.io and an assistant professor chancellor’s fellow in the Institute for Signals, Sensors and Communications with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He has over 10 years of experience in consulting across the public and private sectors with experience spanning from cyber-defense, deception, deterrence, and attribution of cyber-threats in critical infrastructures to cyber-situational awareness and cyber-psychology and cyber-diplomacy.

Bellekens is also the chair of the IEEE Cyber Science collocated conferences, the chair of the Blockchain Group, the vice chair of the Cyber-Security Group, and the cyber-security thematic leader for IEEE UK and Ireland and frequently appears in the media to provide commentary to international press – on radio, tv, and newspapers on major cyber-events.