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With greater utilisation of information comes the need for protection of information systems and networks. Cyber security is a key aspect of Maritime Information Warfare, and navies are increasingly recognising the need to develop effective cyber security practices to maintain naval superiority. As the maritime domain becomes ever more information-centric, the cyber battlespace grows. Therefore, the need to tackle vulnerabilities to cyber threats is a mission critical consideration for navies today. This workshop will provide an overview of the operational challenges and opportunities in organising cyber defence of naval assets, and a comprehensive coverage of recent developments in cyber security strategy and concepts.

Workshop attendees will explore key themes, concepts, developments and strategies in cyber security today. The workshop will provide an ideal setting for exchange of thoughts and ideas between all participants and the workshop host, allowing for a more holistic exploration of cyber security. The workshop will help shape perspectives and attitudes and allow participants to leave having learned important lessons to cyber security in the maritime domain.

Workshop programme

9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:30 Key Aspects and Concepts

Ralph  Thiele

Ralph Thiele , Managing Director, Stratbyrd Consulting

  • Examining the cyber battlespace and specific maritime cyber threats to platforms and networks
  • 10:00 Assessing Current Cyber Threats

    Ralph  Thiele

    Ralph Thiele , Managing Director, Stratbyrd Consulting

  • The information-centric nature of the maritime sphere and increasingly complex threats including ship and shore-based threats
  • 10:30 Enhancing Cyber Defence Through New Technology and Artificial Intelligence

    Ralph  Thiele

    Ralph Thiele , Managing Director, Stratbyrd Consulting

  • New technologies delivering greater cyber defence capabilities, and the role of artificial intelligence and cloud-based technologies in enhancing cyber warfare
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    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 Cyber Warfare as an Offensive Measure

    Ralph  Thiele

    Ralph Thiele , Managing Director, Stratbyrd Consulting

  •  Exploiting cyber as an offensive measure, detecting, out-manoeuvring and defeating non-traditional cyber adversaries
  • Engaging in hybrid warfare to help accomplish mission objectives
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    11:50 Implementing Cyber Warfare Strategies

    Ralph  Thiele

    Ralph Thiele , Managing Director, Stratbyrd Consulting

  • Exploring the best approaches cyber defence, from large scale umbrella cyber defence of networks and systems, to platform by platform based cyber defence
  • The need for greater strategic planning around cyber warfare, to exploit its opportunities as well as provide critical defensive functions
  • 12:20 Closing Remarks

    Ralph  Thiele

    Ralph Thiele , Managing Director, Stratbyrd Consulting

    12:30 Close of Workshop

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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