Ireland's OT Forum

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Cyber Risk Mitigation in the Maritime Industry

Join us as we navigate the cybersecurity challenges in Maritime Operational Technology

Get the Operational Technology Security You Need. Reduce the Risk You Don't.

The Maritime industry is a global interconnected infrastructure critical to commerce in just about every corner of the world. Ireland, as an island nation, is dependent upon the maritime sector for 90% of imports and exports. The sector has multiple interdependencies; producers/manufacturing, shipping companies, cargo carriers, and ports, navigational aids, logistics companies such as haulage and rail and then the retailers, are all fundamental to the success of the sector. In the past the greatest threats have been recession, fuel costs, or industrial unrest, but in today’s world, the increasingly stark threat is that of cyber attack in its very many forms.

The sector is undergoing a massive digital transformation, seeing a dramatic move from legacy systems running independent Operational Technology (OT), to frameworks that are becoming increasingly automated, intricate and interconnected to both onboard and shoreside management systems and OT assets. Unfortunately, the move to modernise does not necessarily mitigate the risks associated with cyber attacks and in some ways it actually increases the risk.

In many cases the sector is still unprepared and unable to mitigate cyber security risks but solutions and expertise are available to assist with developing a sustainable maritime cyber security strategy.


  • Introduction to the OT Forum - Michael Conway, Renaissance
  • IMO 2021 and Cyber Threats to Maritime Sector - Kieran Caulfield, Renaissance
  • Protecting Maritime OT Assets (Seaside & Landside) - Arik Diamant, Claroty 
  • Supply Chain & Modern Cargo Management​ in Maritime Environments - John Hales, Unisys
  • Open Forum for Discussion (Facilitated by Michael Conway) - Kieran Caulfield, Edel O'Connor, Helen Murphy, Capt. Brian FitzGerald, Arik Diamant, John Hales
  • Closing Remarks - Michael Conway, Renaissance

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Gain valuable insights into what you need for your OT environment.

Join us as we navigate the cybersecurity challenges in Maritime Operational Technology

Join us for this engaging virtual session where we provide real examples from the field. We will also cover:

  • The current threat landscape for the Maritime Industry given the new reality.
  • The different methods & latest technologies unique to Maritime OT Security.
  • What you need to know in implementing ICS security as part of your Maritime organisations larger security posture.
  • Lessons learned and tips from implemented projects within the industry.

Our Speakers & Industry leading Panellists

Michael Conway

Managing Director


Kieran Caulfield

Enterprise Account Director - OT


Arik Diamant

Senior solution architect & OT (ICS) Expert - Claroty

John Hales

Enterprise Security Architect


Edel O'Connor

Business Development Manager

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO)

Helen Murphy

Technology Officer

Commissioners of Irish Lights

Capt. Brian FitzGerald

Director of External Affairs

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Reveal, Protect, Detect & Connect with Claroty

Powered by Claroty’s Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) and Secure Remote Access (SRA) solutions, The Claroty Platform provides a full range of industrial cybersecurity controls that revolve around the REVEAL, PROTECT, DETECT, CONNECT security framework.


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Maximise Safety and Productivity

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has formed a resolution titled “IMO 2021”, which states that in order to be IMO-compliant, after 1 January 2021 every ship’s Safety Management System must include a Cyber Security Plan. Learn more. 

The Maritime industry has already seen cyber security incidents that have resulted in systems being forced offline, cargos and vessels immobilised and consumers disappointed, all of which has cost millions in lost income. However, in many cases the sector is still unprepared and unable to mitigate cyber security risks. The industry also faces unique difficulties in regard to innovation, staffing, and operating procedures that make implementing cyber security solutions more testing than for the average organisation. This is where cloud-based OT security systems can step in to provide more flexible deployment methods as well as leveraging the platform that our IT security colleagues have used for years. 

Keeping Maritime Networks Safe & Secure

We work with our partners to deliver solutions and services to make your clients and customers IT environments more secure and compliant and future proof these solutions by tailoring these to suit their needs and requirements. Renaissance and our suite of security vendors and partners are ideally placed to work with  industrial organisations to help analyse current security systems, design a way to improve them, and deliver the improvements over time. Starting with the most critical systems and vulnerabilities. Learn more.

Claroty bridges the industrial cybersecurity gap between information technology and operational technology environments. Organisations with highly automated production sites and factories that face significant security and financial risk especially need to bridge this gap. Armed with Claroty’s converged IT/OT solutions, these enterprises and critical infrastructure operators can leverage their existing IT security processes and technologies to improve the availability, safety, and reliability of their OT assets and networks seamlessly and without requiring downtime or dedicated teams. Learn More.

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