The World Maritime University (WMU) continues its research projects, reporting that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that followed, they will conduct their meetings and discussions about future cyber security goals through virtual plenary meeting.
The University, leading the work package 6 (WP6), focuses on training and awareness activities. The first Work Package Leaders meeting was held virtually on 16 April to thoroughly discuss the implementation of WP activities and set goals aimed at managing technical and/or scientific team work.
Through the meeting, the University discussed the goals and the training that needs to be covered for all relevant professions, ranging from ports to ship operators. The physical and virtual training sessions will take into account experience, such as level of IT expertise. Regional training opportunities tailored to the local needs.
In addition, the WMU project team will present scientific papers at upcoming conferences, by video conferencing or in person depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, regarding the potential leverage of cybersecurity training in the maritime logistics domain.
In the meantime, the team continues the EU funded Horizon 2020 Cyber-MAR project that focuses on preparing for emerging and future cyber-attacks, which aims to “unlock the value of using cyber range in the maritime logistics value chain via the development of an innovative simulation environment adapting in the peculiarities of the maritime sector, but being at the same time easily applicable in other transport subsectors.”
Cyber-Mar falls under Horizon 2020; secure societies, supporting WMU’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 4 focused on inclusive and equitable quality education for all, as well as Goal 9 focused on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation.