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Port Of Ashdod Hosts Maritime Cyber Conference

Port of Ashdod hosts maritime cyber conference

Ashdod, Israel (PortSEurope) September 19, 2021 – Ashdod Port has hosted Israel’s first maritime cyber conference and industry experts attended to a number of panels on the various maritime cyber threats, to discuss approaches and proposed solutions. One of the aims of the event was to promote international cooperation in cyber security. Speaking at the event, Shiko Zana, CEO of Ashdod Port, said “ Many
see the port as a traditional outdated industrial organization, but we area actually in the midst of a revolutionary process and we are already seeing the results. Through investment, strategic partnerships and technological innovations, over the last year the Port has become an innovative, efficient and advanced organization”. The panel participants included: Yigal Unna, Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate; Andreas Könen, Director General of CI, Cyber and Information security in the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community; Brandon Wales, Acting Director of CISA, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, United States; Paul Maddison, Director of theNational Cyber Security Center (NCSC), United Kingdom; and more. Yigal Unna, Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate added, “one of the advantages that we have in Israel as a start-up nation is that everything is close and everyone knows each other and this is a huge advantage in the cybersecurity field.” He added that “we must move faster, to advance the existing Israeli cyber ecosystem and create cooperation and partnerships that have already been proven to be the best tools for handling cyber challenges. The entire global maritime system is already connected. We now must ensure that there is fast and transparent cooperation for everyone”. The Port of Ashdod is one of Israel’s two main cargo ports and located in Ashdod, about 40 km south of Tel Aviv. Information from Port of Ashdod.

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