Maritime Threats in a Modern Technological World!
Please find attached a survey and questionnaire that I am progressing as part of my independent research dissertation. I would be most grateful if you circulate this survey amongst your list of professional contacts within the Maritime and Shipping sector.
It must be stressed! This is an independent study approved to the highest ethical standards underwritten by Portsmouth University. Participation is in the strictest of confidence and anonymity is assured at all times. The results of this research will not be released into the public domain and will be published as Governmental classification - Official Sensitive.
When the report is published anonymous results will be considered for discussion within a central government/cabinet office group whom are actively discussing security in a maritime sector and seeking a detailed understanding of vulnerabilities as well as identifying suitable mitigations where possible.
“Confidential Survey. Maritime Threats in a Modern Technological World!
Global information reports a rapidly emerging security and safety risk threatening Maritime Ports and Shipping. Cyber security threats to maritime ports and shipping in general, have the potential to cause security and safety critical functions to fail, potentially leading to catastrophic events and serious harm to vessels and port operations.
You are invited to take part in an independent research study on a very specific security and safety risk. Following on from two significant governmental reports with your help and in complete confidence I hope to understand and present a report on the risks, vulnerabilities and consequences to the Maritime Industry from the criminal exploitation of radio frequency. When the report is published anonymous results will be passed onto a central government/cabinet office group whom are actively discussing how to support the maritime sector in understanding the vulnerabilities as well as identifying where they may be, along with seeking suitable mitigation where possible.”
An anonymous survey link for wide and continued distribution. Target audience are ports and shipping executive, senior managers and security/safety officers. (some security fire-walls can prevent this from opening. Trying cutting and pasting into an approved search-engine)
A participant information sheet and consent form are attached requesting an interview with appropriate maritime professionals.
It would be most beneficial if you could identify suitable candidates who are likely to add meaningful outcomes to this project. My target audience are again ports and shipping executive, senior managers and security/.safety officers.