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VMA Maritime Cyber Security Summit

 Export to Your Calendar 8/13/2020
When: Thursday, August 13, 2020
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast & Registration; 8:30 AM Welcoming Remarks; 5:00 PM Maritime Mixer
Where: Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E Main Street
Norfolk, Virginia  23510
United States
Contact: Jennifer Parham

Online registration is available until: 8/13/2020
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Interactive Speakers  | Panels | Exhibitor Hall

VMA's Maritime Cyber Security Summit (MCSS) delivers the latest intelligence on cyber security prevention and response measures, compliance standards, and real-life examples in order to protect bottom-line applications and assets in the maritime supply chain industries.

In addition, MCSS is a great opportunity to make meaningful connections with government and private sector subject matter experts.

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Presenting Sponsor:

August 13, 2020 

Norfolk Waterside Marriott  
235 East Main Street , Norfolk, VA 23510

$45.00 Member*
$55.00 Non-Member

*VMA members, login to automatically get the discount! 
*VSRA members, please use a special discount code sent to you!

Who Should Attend?

C-Suite (CEO, CIO, CISO), operational managers, and "deck-plate" operators involved in vessels, terminal, supply chain, and shipbuilding/repair operations.

What's on the Agenda?

7:30 AM Networking Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:30 AM Welcoming Remarks
8:45 AM

Interactive Keynote: "Is Our Technology Spying on Us?"

Pete Mauro
Chief Cyber Technology Officer, Gryphon Technologies, LC

Mark Roman
Senior Director of Cybersecurity Engineering, Gryphon Technologies, LC

9:30 AM Networking Break in the Exhibitor Hall

(Become a vendor or sponsor!)

10:00 AM

Securing the Maritime Commons: Preparing for the Inevitable
This panel will explore real-world scenarios of cybersecurity incidents in the global maritime community. From criminal targeting to phishing email scams, the security of our port requires a basic understanding of weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Hear the latest attack trends and takeaways from a national perspective.

Joseph Blanchette
Information Security Officer, Maersk Line Limited (moderator)

Greg Garrett
Head of U.S. & International Cybersecurity Advisory Services, BDO

Candace Meinhardt
General Manager, Maersk Line Limited

Paul Tiao
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

11:00 AM

Luncheon Keynote: The Importance of Cyber Security on National Defense & Maritime Commerce

RADM Michael Ryan
Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command

12:00 PM

We're From the Government and We're Here to Help

Ben Gilbert
Cybersecurity Advisor, DHS CISA (moderator)

LCDR Dan Mochen
Domestic Ports Division (CG-FAC-1, U.S. Coast Guard

Tom Crabbs
Interoperability Coordinator, Commonwealth of Virginia

CDR Brent Yezefski
Chief, Cyber Strategy Division,Cyberspace Forces, U.S. Coast Guard

1:00 PM

Networking Break in the Exhibitor Hall

(Become a vendor or sponsor!)

1:30 PM

SCADA is now IoT: What happened to our Supply Chain?

Richard Moormann
Senior Cybersecurity Analyst, General Dynamics (moderator)

Mike Danjczek
Chief Technology Officer, Sparq Global

Randy Plotkin
Information Security Officer, Virginia International Terminals

Capt. Alex Soukhanov
Director, Moran Cyber

2:30 PM

Networking Break in the Exhibitor Hall

(Become a vendor or sponsor!)

2:45 PM

Under Siege: The Cost of Inaction in Cyberspace
Recent cyber incidents have underscored the severe impact a cyber attack can have on the shipping industry.  As maritime stakeholders embrace digitization, these threats will continue to grow.  While strong cyber defenses are critical to protecting operations and data, cyber insurance is playing a larger role in helping organizations build cyber resilience.  This panel will explore the unique challenges of maritime cybersecurity, the costs associated with a cyber event, and how the insurance markets are responding to cyber risks.  Is your organization prepared for the next cyber attack?

Stephen Vina
Senior Vice President, Cyber, Marsh JLT Specialty (moderator)

Neal Beggan
Principal, Risk & Advisory Services,Cherry Bekaert

Brad Hendrick
Senior Vice President, National Port & Terminals Practice Leader, Marsh & McLennan

3:45 PM

Closing Remarks

4:00 PM

Networking Break in the Exhibitor Hall (closes at 5:00pm)

(Become a vendor or sponsor!)

5:00 PM

Maritime Mixer at Blue Moon Taphouse
333 Waterside Dr., #108, Norfolk, VA 23510

Following the summit, The Virginia Maritime Association and Virginia Ship Repair Association will co-host a Maritime Mixer at Blue Moon Taphouse. Summit attendees are invited to attend at a discounted rate of $25 (during online registration for the summit only).

Sponsorships & the Exhibitor Hall

Please contact Jennifer Parham at or 757-628-2663 for more information on sponsoring this event or becoming an exhibitor.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Choose to become a sponsor during registration or contact

Vendors Include:

360IT Partners
Cherry Bekaert, LLP
Cybrex, LLC
G2 Ops, Inc.
Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC
Old Dominion University

Choose to become a vendor during registration or contact


Please contact Jennifer Parham, VMA Event Manager
757-628-2663 |

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