Singapore Norway Maritime Cyber Forum

Singapore Norway Maritime Digital & Cyber Forum 2024 (2)





In today’s ever-changing landscape, the rise in uncertainty and geopolitical risks increases the likelihood of facing significant cybersecurity challenges in the coming years. The global shipping industry, involving numerous countries, is notably susceptible to cybersecurity issues, as seen in major incidents such as the 2017 Maersk cyber-attack and a recent breach in Australia’s ports. 

Maritime cybersecurity is complex, encompassing ship systems, satellite communications, the integration of new 5G technology, and dynamic information exchanges between ships and ports. 

Singapore serves as a base for several Norwegian shipping and maritime companies. Norwegian firms can play a crucial role in Singapore by providing essential technologies, consultancy services, and solutions to tackle cybersecurity challenges. 

Organized by The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Innovation Norway, and Norwegian Business Association Singapore, the Singapore Norway Maritime Cyber Forum aims to explore emerging cybersecurity trends, engage in discussions about effective mitigation strategies, gain insights into the current state of rules and regulations, and understand new initiatives undertaken by the government and industry players. Additionally, the forum seeks to identify potential areas for collaboration between Norway and Singapore. 

Event Structure: 

This full-day event will feature insightful sessions with dedicated time for lunch and tea breaks, fostering networking opportunities and facilitating discussions on the critical subject of maritime cybersecurity. Additionally, the forum will touch on training and research aspects to provide a holistic perspective on cybersecurity challenges and solutions within the maritime industry. 

Friday, 19 January 2024

9:30 am to 4:30pm (registration starts at 9:00 am)

The Glass House at Andaz Singapore, Level 3

5 Fraser St, Singapore 189354 (click here for map)

Dress code:
Business Attire


TimeAgendaSpeaker (s)
9.00 amRegistration
Emcee: Arne-Kjetil Lian, Director, Innovation Norway Singapore
09.30 amWelcome RemarksH.E. Eivind S Homme, Norway’s ambassador to Singapore
9.35 amOpening AddressChee Hong Tat, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Finance
09.45 amKeynote SpeechEinar Vik Arset, Director General, Norwegian Coastal Administration
David Foo, Assistant Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
09.58 amPhoto-Op
10.00 amSingapore ports’ initiatives against cyber-attacks Desmond Ong, Vice President of Transformation and Technology Office, Jurong Port
10.15 amPresentation on NORMA CyberLars Benjamin Vold, Managing Director, Norma Cyber
10.30 amTea Break
10.50 amSingapore & Norway regulator’s role in combating cyber security – what has been done and what more needs to be done? Panel speakers:

  • Einar Vik Arset, Director General, Norwegian Coastal Administration
  • Ong Chin Beng, Chief Information Security Officer, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore


  • Audun Halvorsen, Executive Director, Norwegian Shipowner’s Association
11.20 amSecure Ship – Shore Data CommunicationsTodd Schuett, Business Innovation Manager, Kongsberg Norcontrol
11.35 amNavigating the human element in maritime cybersecurity Olav Nortun, Chief Operating Officer, OSM Thome
11.50 amRisk mitigation/reduction for cyber-attacks – what is available for shipowners? John Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Gard (Singapore)
12.05 pmHow can the eco-system collaborate to improve cyber safety for all? Panel speakers:

  • Audun Halvorsen, Executive Director, Norwegian Shipowner’s Association
  • Steven Sim, Member, MTS-ISAC & Head, Group Cybersecurity at Maritime MNC
  • Alena K. Pedersen, Vice President, Corporate IT, Odjfell SE
  • Ron Fong, Head of Maritime IT, Pacific Carriers Limited and POSH


  • Anthony Lim, Fellow, cybersecurity & governance, Singapore University of Social Sciences
12.45 pmLunch
1:45 pmReady to get slammed? Reidar Grevskott, former Chief Information Security Officer
2.10 pmMaritime Best Practices

IACS Cybersecurity requirements of UR E26&27

– DNV Cyber Secure rules and experience

How maritime stakeholders are applying these for new builds and onboard systems

Mayank Surana, Senior Cybersecurity Consultant Maritime, DNV
2.35 pmAdjusting to a new security situation – Equinor perspectiveEvan Fuery, Senior Vice President, Corporate Security & Crisis Management, SSU, Equinor
3.00 pmTea Break
3.30 pmSpecial session on Cyber-security research and training
  • Ingrid Schjølberg, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, NTNU (Recorded)
  • Jo Even Tomren, Managing Director, Norwegian Training Center Manila
  • Captain Ashwin Khandke, Senior Lecturer, Singapore Maritime Academy, Singapore Polytechnic
  • Prof Jianying Zhou, Center Director for iTrust, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)


  • Dr Per Christer Lund, Science and Technology Counsellor, Innovation Norway
4.30 pmClosing Remarks Michael Phoon, Executive Director, Singapore Shipping Association


4.35 pmEnd of Event