Virtual Captains – Why Autonomous operations is a Maritime Cybersecurity Challenge?

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Date(s) - 27/01/2021
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm



Warmly welcome to our webinar Virtual Captains – Why Autonomous operations is a Maritime Cybersecurity Challenge?

Vehicles driving or steering themselves is increasingly turning from science fiction into business as usual.

This is also true in maritime industry where autonomous capabilities are increasingly being deployed. Will the Captain, traditionally central pillar in a ship, become virtual?

Join in to learn more about what this means and why cybersecurity is joining traditional safety in ensuring safe journeys on the seas.

Collaboration with Wärtsilä.

Wärtsilä is on a mission to lead the maritime industry’s transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem in which high levels of connectivity, digitalisation and data exchange create greater levels of efficiency, safety and environmental performance and where cybersecurity no longer can be an afterthought.

The webinar is a public event and the organizer reserves the rights to post event photos on social media. Zoom meeting registrants will receive a Zoom meeting link with a password in the afternoon on January 27, 2021.




Päivi Brunou –  General Manager, Cyber Security –  Wärtsilä Voyage

Päivi is a sense maker with pragmatic and holistic approach to cybersecurity. She wants to make cybersecurity visible and part of everybody’s business and help team to reduce risk and leverage opportunities through security engineering and awareness activities. In her daily work she heads the cybersecurity activities in maritime realms at Voyage coaching people, adjusting tools, processes and methods for context fit solutions. As an avid networker, curious engineer and determined to learn something new every day Päivi is contributing to creation of industry standards, studying for Masters in Autonomous Maritime Operations and enjoying her WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) network.


Matti Suominen – Head of Product Security Incident Response

Matti is fascinated about technology and how it shapes the world around us. As a no-nonsense person, he likes to simplify cybersecurity to people who don’t understand it, but really should. In his daily work, Matti leads Wärtsilä’s product security incident response team (PSIRT). Whether it’s a cyber issue at the seas or at a remote power plant, his team supports other experts in detecting, mitigating and recovering from the incidents. Outside of work, Matti does a fair amount public participation through speaking engagements, media appearances and involvement in cybersecurity organizations. He is also active in organizing events around cybersecurity.





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