On the 23rd and 24th of October 2019, the "International Symposium on Digital Platforms for Maritime Safety and Security Applications" took place in Bremerhaven, Germany.
On 26th and 27th of September, the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) took place in Hamburg, Germany. This year's topic of the annual conference, involving scientists and practitioners from many different countries, was “Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation”.
On 18.09.2019, the status conference "Innovative Port Technologies (IHATEC)" took place at the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in Berlin. Within this framework, a number of IHATEC-funded projects, including SecProPort, presented their current research findings.
On 10th September 2019, Dr. Nils Meyer-Larsen, head of ISL's competence area Maritime Security, gave a lecture on "Cybersecurity in Maritime Logistics" as part of an event organized by the Nautical Society in Bremerhaven.
On June 5, 2019, the event "Digitization and Cybersecurity threats in the transportation and logistics industry" took place at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich.
From 4th to 7th of June 2019, the transport logistic, the world's leading trade fair for logistics and transport, took place in Munich. On this occasion, the project SecProPort was presented to the interested public at the booth of dbh Logistics IT AG by project coordinator Karin Steffen-Witt from dbh and Dr. Nils Meyer-Larsen from ISL. SecProPort's goal is to systematically develop a security architecture for the communications network around sea and inland ports, based on the in-depth analysis of cyber threats.
In modern ports, the handling of cargo is increasingly controlled digitally. Consequently, protection of respective processes is essential. Particularly serious would be a long-term failure of the port infrastructure as a result of sabotage by hackers, which could lead to supply bottlenecks of industry and population.
It's no secret: hackers are taking a strategic approach and are attacking companies more and more skillfully and across industries - including port operations. All players involved in port logistics are connected in a complex communication network and exchange information with each other. Data interfaces are the target for hacker attacks here, because even if the individual systems of the port actors are secured using state-of-the-art technology, this standard does not automatically apply to the entire port communications network.