Maritime Cyber Security Events You Shouldn’t Miss In 2022

Maritime Cyber Security events

In 2022, industry experts will come together in a series of conferences and events to share best practices for maritime cyber security and cyber resiliency and learn from one another. We’ve put together a list of the top events where you can learn more about how to get ready for the challenges of 2022 and beyond. 


1. 2022 SMART4SEA Virtual Forum

Dates: February 23-24, 2022
Location: Virtual
Price: Free

There’s no denying it – Industry 4.0 has hit shipping and maritime operations, driving innovation in what is usually considered a traditional industry. At this event, you’ll learn how emerging technologies like AI, VR, and 5G are changing the industry, how to ensure connectivity on smart ships, and how to build cyber resilience. Speakers will discuss global trends and what they believe the future holds for maritime cyber security. Speakers include Jillian Carson-Jackson, President of the Nautical Institute; Jakob P. Larsen, Head of Maritime Safety & Security at BIMCO; Manish Singh, CEO of the Ocean Technologies Group and many more. It’s a must-attend event for companies and individuals interested in shipping technology and sustainable shipping.

2. Cybertech Israel 

Dates: March 1-3, 2022
Location: Tel Aviv Convention Center (Expo)
Price: Early bird registration is $600, on-site registration is $1000

The global cyber industry’s leading event is coming to Tel Aviv in 2022! The conference will feature C-level executives, leading decision-makers, government officials, and top executives, who represent a wide range of sectors from dozens of countries around the world.  At the conference, you’ll learn about the most innovative approaches to cyber security from prominent industry experts. Sessions will focus on topics like AI, Advanced IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Blockchain, looking at sectors ranging from finance and insurance, SCADA/ICS, mobile and communications, health, smart mobility, and more. 

Speakers include Isaac Herzog, President of the State of Israel; General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, Former Director of the CIA and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute; Umino Atsushi, Director of the Office of the Director-General for Cybersecurity in Japan;  H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government, UAE; Dr. Orna Berry Director of Technology at Google Cloud; and many more. Don’t miss it! 

3. Container Terminal Automation Conference 

Dates: March 9-10, 2022
Location: Chelsea Harbour, London, UK
Price: £399 for Port Authorities, Operators & Terminals
           £1,199 for Consultants, Solution Providers & Vendors

Terminals are facing extraordinary challenges due to unprecedented volumes of shipping, delays, and supply chain issues. At CTAC 2022, the world’s leading container terminal operators will meet to discuss topics such as the need for industry data standards to improve supply chain collaboration and how to digitize the supply chain, focusing on technologies like IoT, 5G, and the digital twin. 

Speakers include C-level executives Patrick Verhoeven, the Managing Director at the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH); Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive at the British Ports Association; Pat O’Leary, Head of Technology at the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association and many more. 

4. Dimdex 

Dates: March 9-10, 2022
Location: Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), Doha, Qatar
Price: Varies according to role 

This is the annual event for key decision-makers and industry leaders in the global maritime defense and security industry. It includes maritime showcases and expert panel discussions where exhibitors can showcase their latest, state-of-the-art technologies and products to industry leaders. The focus is on initiating significant deals and partnerships – Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) and agreements are announced and signed live on the exhibition floor.

5. Port of the Future Conference

Dates: April 5-7, 2022
Location: Marriott Marquis Houston | Live Streaming Available
Price: Varies according to role and sector

This conference focuses on the urgent issues facing ports and associated industries today. The attendees come together to discuss solutions and best practices, based on their cumulative experience in the field, with the goal of  revitalizing ports, infrastructure, and processes – across maritime, land and cyber domains. 

There will be a number of keynote speakers, from both government and industry leaders, discussing their views on emerging challenges, research, and cutting-edge technology. In addition there will be case studies, panel, interviews, and breakout discussions at this must-attend event for executives in 2022. Some of the issues that will be covered include: 

  • Digitalization and sharing information
  • AI and automated port of the future
  • Decarbonization & alternate fuel
  • Intermodal connectivity
  • Sustainability
  • Maritime cyber security
  • Modernizing infrastructure
  • Business resumption models

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6. Smart digital ports of the future

Dates: May 11-12, 2022
Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Price: TBA

This year’s conference will dive deep into the smart port of the future, focusing on how digital platforms are encouraging collaboration and transforming the supply chain. They will discuss how ports are using analytics and autonomous technology to improve operational efficiency. The speakers, including Carles Rua CIO of the Port of Barcelona and Jan Egbertsen.

Manager Innovation at the Port of Amsterdam will also discuss ways in which smart infrastructure has made ports more vulnerable to attack and how building cyber resiliency can address the growing threat to maritime cyber security.   

7. Lloyd’s Maritime Academy

Dates: TBA
Location: TBA
Price: TBA

This one-day summit aims to give participants practical advice on adopting a risk-based approach, understanding IMO guidelines, and using automated tools to protect vessels, data, and people. At the event, you’ll also learn how to train staff to handle maritime cyber security software and increase cyber awareness throughout your organization. 

8. RSA Conference

Dates: June 6-9, 2022
Location:  Moscone Center, San Francisco, California
Price: Ranges according to which type of pass

The leaders of the cybersecurity world come together at this top event to gain insights, join conversations, and experience solutions. Conference topics include zero trust as a strategy, an effort to initiate the ultimate cloud vulnerability repository, cloud-native key management, the pillars of DevSecOps, and insights into securing containers vs. serverless computing. 

Speakers include Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity; Mary O’Brien, General Manager at IBM Security; Shailaja Shankar, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Cisco Security Business Group; and many more. 

9. Infosec Europe 

Dates: June 21-23, 2022
Location:  ExCeL London
Price: Registration is free, and you can purchase a fast-track pass that gives you priority access to the event and the conference sessions for £89+VAT. 

Infosecurity Europe is the leading conference for the information security community in Europe. At this event, experts from all over Europe share innovations, test solutions, and build new business partnerships. Practitioners have the chance to interact with key suppliers, who often launch new technologies, products, and services at the event itself so buyers can make investment decisions. Infosec also includes “Geek Street”, an immersive, interactive experience where participants get up-close and personal with the latest tech and learn from the experts.

10. Benelux Cyber Summit

Dates: October 11-12, 2022
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Price: End-Users, government reps, and academics €749, Vendors €1,999

This CPE-certified IT security summit brings together hundreds of senior security leaders from the public and private sectors including thought-leaders, policymakers, and practitioners to look at major trends in digitization and defense mechanisms.

Speakers like Filip Nowak, Global Head of Cyber Defense in the Food & Beverage Industry and Blazej Boczula, Chief IT Security Specialist at a research organisation will provide practical insights on how to control cyber threats by third parties and improve the incident response capabilities in the supply chain. They will also share thoughts on the dangers of collaborating in increasingly complex, interdependent supply chain networks. 

11. Maritime Risk  Symposium

Dates: November 15-18, 2022
Location: Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois
Price: TBA

This 3-day conference, held in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences and the United States Coast Guard invites government representatives, maritime industry leaders, port representatives, and solution providers to discuss current and emerging threats to maritime security. This year’s conference includes five tracks: 

  1. Decarbonization and the transition to green technologies
  2. Autonomous vessels and systems
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. Security and resilience of the maritime supply chain
  5. Arctic maritime


Maritime cyber security threats against your supply chain are not in quarantine – get ready to tackle them. See you there!

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