Maritime Cyber Security USCG/University Research Initiative

Maritime Cyber Security USCG/University Research Initiative-November 16, 2016
***Invitation Only Event***

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November 16, 2016
Renaissance Computing Institute
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
100 Europa Drive, suite 590**
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Workshop Program


The one-day working meeting will review the efforts of the university partners of the US Coast Guard Research and Development Center in addressing problems of maritime cyber security posed by USCG RADM Paul Thomas and others.


Recommended Hotel: Sheraton Chapel Hill for any attendees who plan to only attend the Cyber Security USCG/University Research Initiative on November 16. The Sheraton is right across the street from where this meeting will take place.

Information on Other Accommodations

Directions and Parking** The  event will be in the Biltmore Conference Room in Suite 590 of the Europa Center.  Guests should enter the main lobby through the doors facing the parking lot.  Take the elevators to your right to the 5th floor. Enter the double doors on your left as you exit the elevator into the Biltmore vestibule. The conference room will be to your right. (Note: The actual location is Suite 590 – the Biltmore Conference Room and not Suite 540 as listed on the directions page.)

Parking is free for guests on the top deck of the parking garage.

Event Organizers

Fred Roberts, Director of CCICADA Center at Rutgers and Event Research Chair (
Joe DiRenzo III, Director of Research Partnerships, Research and Development Center, U.S. Coast Guard

For further information, email James Wojtowicz, CCICADA Managing Director (


8:15-9:00am     Check-in; coffee and bagels

9:00-9:05am     Start working meeting

9:05-9:15am     Welcome: Captain Ryan D. Manning, USCG

9:15-9:25am     Review of Agenda and History of CG/University Collaboration on Maritime Cyber Security:  Fred Roberts, Rutgers University

9:25-9:45am     Setting the Stage:  Summary of Phase I white papers by AMU and Rutgers: Daniel Benjamin, American Military University, and Dennis Egan, Rutgers

9:45-10:05am    Setting the Stage; Brief Introductions to the Phase II AMU & USD White Papers: Daniel Benjamin, American Military University, and Winnie Callahan, University of San Diego

10:05-10:15am   Setting the Stage: The Crete NATO Meeting on Maritime Cyber Security: Captain David Moskoff, US Merchant Marine Academy, and Captain Ryan Manning, USCG

10:15-10:30am   Update on New Progress on Phase I Projects at USC: Adam Rose, USC, Sara McCarthy and Aaron Schlenker, USC

10:30-10:50am   BREAK

10:50-12:15pm   Break up into Parallel Working Groups – one or two on each Phase II research question + groups on other Research Questions as there is Interest
What is the status of the research?
Where are the gaps in the research — are there contributions to the
body of knowledge?
Are there areas of research that need further exploitation?

12:15-1:05pm    LUNCH

1:05-1:20pm     Cyber Security from the Viewpoint of a Sector Commander: Captain Andrew Tucci, Commander of USCG Sector LIS

 1:20-1:30pm     Work at ABS
(a) Report on a Maritime Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Study
(b)Introduction to the Phase III University Research Project through the Maritime Security Center at Stevens Inst. of Technology
Matt Mowrer (ABS)

1:30-3:00pm     Parallel Working Groups Reconvene, Prepare Final Reports

3:00-3:20pm     BREAK          

3:20-4:20pm     Plenary Session with Working Groups Reporting Out and Facilitated Discussion [facilitator – to be determined]

4:20- 4:35pm     Discussion of Phase IV University/Coast Guard Problems: Joseph DiRenzo III and Fred Roberts

4:35-4:50pm     Closing Comments: Captain Ryan D. Manning, USCG

4:50pm               COMPLETE Meeting

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