Cyber Security Implications for Port Infrastructure

A panel discussion at NATO CCD COE conference CyCon2024 “Over the Horizon” focusing on critical sector service provider’s resilience building based on the maritime CS example.

Robust port and maritime cybersecurity is essential for national and international security, military readiness, and efficient supply chains.

During this session, the EU CyberNet will share experiences from the research carried out in cooperation with the CRIMSON project on maritime cyber security in African ports and with other EU funded projects on port security in Latin America. The session describes the discovered deficiencies in the cybersecurity of ports and the root causes of these deficiencies due to the specific nature of this infrastructure. The experts participating in the panel share their perspective on port infrastructure from the point of view of port operators, state supervision, development aid provider, and military planning. The session also introduces the lessons learned from the large-scale training organized for West African ports.

A panel with:

  • Dr Marie Haugli-Sandvik, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Lisbeth Laurie, Program Manager of the Maritime and Port Security Program of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE)
  • Prof. Dr Gabriel Raicu, Rector of Maritime University of Constanta (CMU) and the Director of Maritime Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (MARCYSCOE)
  • Christophe Van Maele, Maritime Governance Unit within the Peacekeeping Division of UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research)
  • Cmdr. Michael Widmann, Cyber Operations Branch Chief at NATO’s Maritime Command

Panel discussion is moderated by EUCyberNet Community Lead Silja-Madli Ossip.

This panel discussion is part of CyCon 2024 programme. Further information: