(Broussard, La.) – October 5, 2016 – BlueTide Communications Regional Manager Steve Burke will represent the VSAT services provider at SHIPPINGInsight 2016 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition to be held in Stamford, Conn., on October 18 and 19. As a presenter, Burke will offer his expertise on the increasing challenges cyber threats pose to maritime communications and provide guidance on effective solutions to secure maritime VSAT systems. In addition, BlueTide Communications will also have an informational booth available as one of the conference’s gold sponsors.
“Now in its fifth year, the SHIPPINGInsight Conference & Exhibition is the premier maritime technology forum in North America,” Co-Director Jim Rhodes explains. “It brings together shipowners and technology partners in a setting that encourages interaction and engagement. This year will be our biggest and best ever, with over 200 delegates from more than a dozen countries, 50 exhibitors, 40 expert speakers, 35 shipowners and more than 12 hours of scheduled networking events.”
The kickoff theme “Connected Ships and Cybersecurity” addresses the risk of cyber threat to all maritime vessels. Senior executives from Inmarsat, Iridium, World-Link Communications, Marlink, Intelsat, BlueTide Communications, NCC Group, iMarine Software, Kongsberg Digital, Panasonic and Kymeta comprise this year’s discussion panel speakers. Advances in technology, malware, ransomware and network access have made cybersecurity the essential element in protecting connectivity and critical operations.
Burke has been with BlueTide since 2009, when it was a part of the Environmental Safety Systems International (ESSI) Corporation, and became regional manager in 2014, when BlueTide became a standalone company. He’s seen the maritime communications industry evolve and has the insight to help companies address cyber challenges and build a solid network security solution like BlueTide’s SECaaS, or security as a service. SECaaS provides systems with a high-performance firewall and powerful monitoring software to protect entry points into the network around the clock.
About BlueTide Communications
Based in Southern Louisiana and Florida, BlueTide Communications provides industry-leading expertise for commercial VSAT services and systems worldwide. BlueTide advises clients on key VSAT cyber issues, to include identifying cyber threats unique to the maritime industry, targeting network security gaps, establishing secure cyber protocols and solutions, creating a culture of cyber awareness and assisting customers in maintaining cyber VSAT strategies. BlueTide will be in booth 301 at SHIPPINGInsight 2016. For more information, contact BlueTide Communications.