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GPF Executive Workshop on Cybersecurity for Ports & Terminals,

May 14-15 2018, Singapore

About the Course


  • Bring workshop participants to level of awareness & understanding so that they can make decisions about cybersecurity engagements & projects
  • Prepare participant organisations for next steps (requirements, budgeting, implementation)

Recommended attendees

  • Recommended level of CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, chief security officer, chief information security officer, head of port police
  • Port operating companies, national or regional port authorities, coastguard, law enforcement, national security

Technology trends

  • Electronic documents & signatures
  • Breaking down of barriers between Information Technology & Operating Technology
  • Ubiquitous Internet of Things
  • Autonomous land & sea vehicles
  • Increasing obsolescence of legacy systems increases risks
  • SCADA and other ICS operational needs make updating & patching too difficult


  • Participant organisations are not aware of having been attacked
  • Vulnerabilities are going to become more complex
  • Threats are going to become more frequent and dangerous
  • A cyber disaster either at sea or in a port is only a matter of time
  • Must switch from Return On Investment-based discussion to Benefit of Investment discussion
  • Value at risk is continuing to grow

Threat actors

  • Nation states
  • Terrorists
  • Criminals
  • Political activists
  • Amateurs
  • Insiders

Types of damage

  • Paralysis of operating tech
  • DDOS
  • Reputation loss
  • Ransomware
  • Theft of confidential business information
  • Information for pirates & smugglers
  • Leakage of personal data
  • Financial fraud
  • Fire, explosion, toxic materials
  • Smuggling
  • Jamming & hacking of GPS
  • Jamming & hacking of radio, wifi & mobile telephony
  • Hacking or destruction of electronic trade documentation
  • Containers
  • Stacking & storage data & control
  • Loading & unloading data & control
  • Contents monitoring

Network effects

  • Electricity grid
  • Ship-borne vulnerabilities
  • Satellite communications/GPS
  • Internet infrastructure
  • Social networks

Stages of cyber protection

  • Awareness & understanding of the vulnerabilities & risks
  • Risk assessment & prioritisation
  • Budgeting & implementation planning
  • Technology requirements, architecture & implementation
  • Business continuity & crisis management
  • Insurance
  • Security operations
  • Key Risk Indicators

Awareness & training

  • Technology isn't enough
  • Staff testing
  • Cyber-discipline agreements
  • Frontal & computerised training material

Governance, Regulation & Compliance

  • Board & management ownership of cyber risk
  • National & international regulations
  • NIST, ISO, IMO and other standards
  • Who runs cyber-security in the organisation, what lines of communication?
  • Cyber audit

About the Course Director

David Nordell is Senior Vice President for International Cyber Strategy, Policy and Law of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science (CSCSS), an independent think-tank based in London. He is also responsible for all CSCSS activities in the maritime domain.

David was a full-time journalist for 10 years, including as financial and economic correspondent for the Associated Press in Israel. He has more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology and was the first professional adviser to the Israeli government on Internet and IT infrastructure policy. He is an expert on asymmetric warfare and terrorism, especially economic terrorism, and on cyber threats to critical national and international infrastructure. He has spoken on cyber-security and broader security issues at several international conferences, including at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the Herzliya Conference (Israel’s annual international security conference), the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, the London Stock Exchange, the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation and the City Security and Resilience Network in London; and he has also taken part in briefings for British members of Parliament and ministers. During the last two years, he spoke on cybersecurity at the INTERTANKO (oil and gas tankers) annual conference in Athens, at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, at the international association of maritime electronics in Italy, and at the operational risk forum of the International Financial Institutions (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Bank for International Settlements etc.).

He also played the role of the UK defence minister in an international cyber war game at Tel Aviv University. Most recently, he was the keynote speaker at the Black Sea Maritime Cybersecurity conference in Constanta, Romania, in March 2017. He has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Southampton University.


On or Before 14 Mar 2018: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is USD3895 – Save USD400!

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD3895!

  • From 15 Mar 2018: The Regular Rate is USD4295

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD4295!

Note: All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.


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For cheque payments: To be made payable to ‘Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.’ Please do not send post-dated cheque.

For telegraphic transfers:

Account Name: Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.,

Account No. : 695 477 141 001.

Beneficiary Bank: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore. (Swift: OCBCSGSG),

Address : 65 Chulia Street #01-00, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513.

Please supply confirmation via email of the TT from your bank. Transmitting bank charges must be paid by sender. Please quote both delegate and company name as reference.

Kindly note that as we are providing a special rate for ‘early bird’ sign up, we will need to receive your company payment by 14 Mar 2018 to enjoy the discount.

We are indeed pleased to share selected details of our 22 executive workshops, 2 executive programs, 4 Forums and 2 Awards Dinner that we had recently organised, being uploaded onto our website:-

We have compiled the Global Ports Forum Training Calendar in the following attachment to facilitate planning your training needs ahead.

Details of GPF forthcoming executive workshops/forums are available on our website at below link:

Look forward to welcoming you at the executive workshop/forums.

Kind regards

Thomas Ng


The Global Ports Forum


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Singapore 079903


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Terms & Conditions:

No delegate registration will be accepted without completing registration details and full payment.

Upon receipt of your registration details and full payment, further programme information will be emailed to you including your proforma invoice and, if required, a letter of invitation for entry visa application.

Delegates will not be admitted unless payment has been received in Full.

Flights, Airport Transfers and Accommodation are not included in your delegate registration fee.

Refund Policy – a reimbursement of the registration fee, minus administrative charges will only be made if the participant has notified Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd. in writing that he/she is unable to attend the event no less than 45 days prior to the commencement of the event. No cancellation is allowed after that, but a replacement with another participant is allowed.

This programme is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

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