MariCybERA Team #2 Olaf Maennel

Please join us to welcome Olaf Maennel, PI of our ERA Chair project! Olaf has graduated with a PhD in computer science from Technical University of Munich. Since July 2014 he is a full Professor for Cyber-Security at the TalTech Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.

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MariCybERA Team #1 Kave Salamatian

Please join us to welcome Kave Salamatian, our ERA Chair holder! He has graduated with a PhD in Computer Science in 1998 from Paris-Sud University (Paris XI). The first role in the project is to setup the Centre for Maritime Cyber Security at TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology and to integrate the research capabilities from TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy and TalTech Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.

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Invest in Estonia, March 2021

TalTech will focus on maritime cybersecurity partly because Estonia is located next to the Baltic Sea. Rain Ottis, the head of TalTech’s Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security sees that it is important for Estonians to make sure that all the sailors, ships, port facilities, and supply chains are safe.

Read more: Estonia is becoming world’s competence center for maritime cybersecurity — Invest in Estonia

Research in Estonia, January 2021

Estonia is a seabound country with a coastline of nearly 3,800 kilometers, which means the shipping companies, ports, and vessels it relies on are vulnerable to cyberattacks by criminals and terrorists. The country however also has a deep bench of IT talent, much of which is entrenched at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech). Researchers at the university recently received close to €2.5 million from the EU to establish a Center for Maritime Cybersecurity.

Read more: TalTech Investigators Awarded €2.5M to Advance Research in Maritime Cybersecurity | Research In Estonia