Maritime Cyber Risk – Model-based assessment for the global fleet

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
CoRE building - 433

Title:  Maritime Cyber Risk – Model-based assessment for the global fleet

Professor Kevin D. Jones, BSc(Hons) MSc(Oxon) PhD(Manc) FIET FIMarEST FBCS CEng CSci CITP Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering University of Plymouth, Plymouth UK

Date/Time:  Thursday, November 16 2017/11:00am to 12:00 pm
Location:  4th Floor Conference Room – 433, Computing Research & Education Building (CoRE) Busch Campus, Rutgers, the State University

Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis 
CCICADA Seminar Series in Homeland Security 


In today’s economy roughly 90% of all world trade is transported by sea. Varying ship functionality, configuration, and cargo type has created a diverse set of specialized ships including, leisure crafts for passengers, naval fleets, oil tankers, and cargo carriers. Whilst the global fleet utilizes a plethora of technology, the vast majority share similar systems for core functionalities such as navigation, communication, and propulsion. As existing risk models do not adequately represent the unique nature of cyber- threats on ships, this talk introduces a model-based risk assessment framework based on a vessel’s technological vulnerabilities, potential attackers, and possible attacker impacts, intended to aid operators, regulators, insurers, and ship’s crew in quantifying and mitigating maritime cyber-risks.


Professor Kevin Jones is currently Professor of Computing Science and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Plymouth, responsible for the Schools of Computing and Mathematics, Biological & Marine Sciences, Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Prior to joining Plymouth, he was Head of Computer Science at City University London.  Previously, he had spent a number of years in the Silicon Valley in CA, holding executive, managerial, technical and research positions, in both successful start-up companies and major corporations. His research and teaching interests cover the Trustworthiness of Complex Systems, including Cyber Security, with a focus on the Maritime domain. Kevin is a Fellow of the IMARest, IET and the BCS, a Senior Member of the IEEE and the ACM, and a Liveryman of the WCIT.

Dr. Kimberly Tam is a Research Fellow in Cyber-Security at the University of Plymouth. Previously, she was a Research Engineer at HP Labs and a researcher at Royal Holloway University of London, where she worked in the field of Android Malware Detection. While an undergraduate at RPI, she interned at MIT Lincoln Labs, University of Maryland and Sandia National labs.  Her current research interests focus on maritime cyber security including risk analysis, threat assessment, intrusion detection, malware, and policy.

**Counts for 1 MBS Colloquium Credit**