President of Cyprus Marine Club, Capt. Eberhard Koch, have a warm welcome to Indian high Commissioner Dr. R K Raghavan and the members. Captain Koch in his opening speech shared his intentions and ideas in regards to the next, anticipated Cyprus Marine Club events of the year and appealed to members for assiduous promotion of the Club also this year.
Brand new “z cards” including main information about the club were inaugurated and now distributed to all present members and in their handy form, they should contribute to fostering the Cyprus Marine Club to wider public. As at January 22, the Club counts 94 members and the President on behalf of BOD expressed his wish that this number becomes a three digit number in the first Q of the year.
The President gave the floor to the honourable guest and speaker, Dr. R K Raghavan. Main focus of the fascinating presentation was that that shipping sector among many others is growing digitally and shipping companies need to understand the risk it may be causing in light of hacking and cyber-attacks.
He emphasized that raising awareness, education about the cyber security should start early at schools and he further recommended that international cooperation through inter- governmental organization like UN and Interpol. Raising awareness at the executive levels and adopting a good “cyber hygiene” is crucial and will dissuade opportunistic attacks and prevent accidental security compromises.
After the presentation all guests were invited to raise any questions and then rich buffet was offered at the Home of Marine Club, Epsilon.
The Cyprus Marine Club is a non-profit organization that embraces and encourages a plethora of maritime industry stakeholders for friendly membership. Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Crew Managers, Service Providers & Suppliers, Agents, Terminal Operators, Legal and Financial and more, come together with a focused effort to promote and celebrate the Cyprus maritime industry and share experiences.
SPONSORS: Cyprus Marine Club’s Annual Platinum Sponsors are Bureau Veritas, UMAR I WSR, ӦL Shipping Group, Tototheo Maritime, and its Annual Silver Sponsor is Hempel Coatings.