Gary Kessler

Principal Consultant, Fathom 5
President, Gary Kessler Associates

Gary Kessler, Ph.D., CISSP, is a principal consultant at Fathom5, president of Gary Kessler Associates, a retired professor of cybersecurity, and co-author of “Maritime Cybersecurity: A Guide for Leaders and Managers” (2021). His educational background is in mathematics and computer science, and he has been involved in the information security field since the late-1970s; his latest research efforts have been related to AIS cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Gary is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and is the author or more then 75 papers, articles, and book chapters, as well as three books. Gary holds a national leadership position in U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary cybersecurity efforts, is a Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, and holds a 50 GT merchant mariner credential. More information can be found at https://www.garykessler.net.

Sessions

CYBERSECURITY IN PORTS AND TERMINALS: PREPARING FOR THE THREAT OF A CYBER-ATTACK
Friday 21st May 2021, 3.30PM-4.45PM BST
As Ports and Terminals increase their adoption of integrated technologies and digitalisation to remain competitive, their vulnerability to the threat of a cyber breach also becomes greater. This session will explain the key risks to ports and terminals and the measures you can take to ensure you are resilient against the threat of cyber-attack.

• Understanding how a cyber-attack can affect and disrupt operations at ports and terminals.
• Identifying the specific cyber threats posing risks to ports and terminals.
• What steps can you take to prevent a cyber-attack in your terminal?
• How the policy surrounding Cybersecurity implementation can help the industry.
• Lessons from other industries.