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MTSA Cybersecurity Summit

May 18, 2023 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

MTSA Cyber Summit

True Cyber Resilience for Ports and Terminals

Today, waterway facilities continue to prominently supply the Nation’s economy and supply chain with an increasing dependence on technology. This has made cybersecurity a critical concern in the maritime industry, with ports and terminal facilities seeking ways to manage cyber risk while maintaining compliant physical security programs. The result has been an ocean of uncertainty regarding true cyber resilience.

The U.S. Coast Guard makes clear that facilities need to conduct effective cybersecurity assessments. A properly performed cybersecurity assessment is a powerful tool to reduce service disruption and threats to employee safety and security.

What We Cover

  • Pressing cyber threats and vulnerabilities in the maritime industry
  • Recent guidance and recommendations from US Coast Guard and National Cybersecurity Strategy 
  • Drills and exercises: how to incorporate cybersecurity into required physical drills and exercises

Our Partners


Dragosprotects the most critical infrastructure from increasingly capable adversaries who wish to do it harm. Devoted to codifying and sharing their in-depth industry knowledge of ICS/OT systems, Dragos arms industrial defenders around the world with the knowledge and tools to protect their systems.

Nozomi Networks

Nozomi Networks accelerates digital transformation by protecting the world’s critical infrastructure, industrial and government organizations from cyber threats. Their solution delivers exceptional network and asset visibility, threat detection, and insights for OT and IoT environments.

OT Cybersecurity Solutions for Ports and Terminals

Defend Your Critical Assets and Operations

MTSA-regulated facilities need to assess, identify and develop a set of risk-based security measures to address cyber risk and demonstrate that their facilities have a cybersecurity plan in place.

Risk-Based Solutions for Converging IT-OT Systems


All times are Central Daylight Time (CDT) | Download Agenda

Thursday, May 18 (Morning)

Panel with Dragos - Cyber Threats in the Maritime Domain
Blake Benson, Ben Stirling (ABS Group)
Elizabeth Martin (Dragos)

Latest Guidance and Recommendations for MTSA Facilities, USCG Cybersecurity Strategy, National Cyber Strategy
Brian Shajari (ABS Group)

Lessons Learned - Port-wide Cybersecurity Assessment
Harshal Patil, Brian Shajari (ABS Group)

Lessons Learned - Global Marine Client
Keon McEwen, Harshal Patil (ABS Group)


Thursday, May 18 (Afternoon)

Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercises (TTXs) and Drills for an MTSA Facility
Brian Shajari (ABS Group)

Grants Available for Maritime Critical Infrastructure
Claire Walraven, Abby Cassell (ABS Group)

OT Cybersecurity in the Era of Automated Shipping Operations
Keon McEwen (ABS Group)
Roya Gordon (Nozomi Networks)


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