Leading port authorities to consider cybersecurity network

 To strengthen global collaboration on cyber resilience and response, Ley Hoon Quah, CEO of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, introduced a proposal yesterday to peers from fifteen global port authorities to form and lead a cybersecurity network of chief information officers. The proposed network would aim to enhance cybersecurity awareness in the maritime sector and facilitate early sharing of cyber threat information.  Ms Quah presented the proposal at the 5th edition of the Port Authorities Roundtable, which was held in Kobe, Japan, 16 October. The Roundtable is an informal network of chief executives from the world’s leading port authorities. It was initiated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore in 2015. Meetings are held on invitation basis. IAPH Vice-President Masaharu Shinohara and Secretary General Masahiko Furuichi were invited to attend the Kobe meeting as guests, using the opportunity to meet with senior management executives from the IAPH membership (photo with ports of Kobe and Abu Dhabi).

The next meeting of the Port Authorities Roundtable will be hosted by Antwerp Port Authority on 17 March 2020, in the context of the 2020 IAPH World Ports Conference. More information can be found on the Roundtable’s website.


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