TechTalk: Cyber Security

Thursday, 10 December 202012:30 PM - 1:15 PM
SYP Stage

Understanding the Cyber Threat – On Board and On Land

With an ever increasing demand for digital comms during the past few years, accelerated by the pandemic, are companies and yachts really aware of the real threats that are out there, even via a simple mobile phone. This session will discuss the issues and how to plan and mitigate the risk.


The session consists of a 30 minutes TechTalk  and a 15 minutes AfterTalk. The TechTalk is open to everyone, however the number of attendees in the AfterTalk is limited. Therefore make sure to secure your spot by registering on the METSTRADE Connect platform. 


This TechTalk is produced in association with The Superyacht Group and is brought to you by Pon Power.


Martin Redmayne

Moderator: Martin Redmayne

Martin Redmayne is the Chairman and Editor in Chief at The Superyacht Group. Established in 1992, The Superyacht Group is widely recognised as the global leader in delivering business-critical information, journalism and event programming for the superyacht market. Redmayne has spent time on over 1,000 yachts, interviewed hundreds of owners and designers, and gained a rare insight into the market by chairing conferences and events around the globe.



Speaker: Mike Blake

Mike Blake is the President at Palladium Technologies. Michael has for over the last 50 years been on the “bleeding edge” of innovative technology, specifically in software and electronics development.  His efforts have blended together both of these disciplines, creating complex solutions for NASA, the military weapons defense, Bell Labs, Large Super Computers, Air Traffic Control systems, Process Automation, and Artificial Intelligence, to name a few. He tried retiring in 1990, but within a year he started his ninth technology company, Palladium Technologies.  At the same time he was designing and building an ultra-light displacement offshore sailing yacht, which while logging over 26,000 NM offshore, became the test platform for the creation of SiMON (Alarm, Monitoring and Control), which is the flagship product of Palladium. Michael has been able to combine his two passions of the sea and technology by providing advanced total technology solutions to the unique large yacht customers. His area of expertise includes software and electronics development, robotics, automated logistic, industrial automation, artificial intelligence (AI), hybrid technology systems, security systems, electronic power generation and management. He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Society of Marine Surveyors, along with being a founding member of The International SeaKeepers Society.



Speaker: Dr. Paul Hunton

Dr Paul Hunton is a leading cybersecurity and digital forensic expert. He is the co-founder of Maritime Cyber Solutions and has over 20 years industry experience as an IT security professional. He specialises in helping the maritime sector better protect themselves from the many cyber risks, threats and challenges of using onboard technology including when things go wrong. His current focus is on cyber risk management as now a requirement of the ISM Code and in response has built an industry leading assessment and delivery framework to ensure yachts can become compliant.”