India has 12 major Seaports&180 minor seaports which are vital for the economic security of the country. Seaports and Coasts are very significant in the overall national security scenario and prone to many traditional and non-traditional security challenges such as maritime piracy, terrorism, smuggling, infiltration and human trafficking. With the rise in maritime trade, it has increasingly become difficult to scan all cargo containers, which hampers the global supply chains. Recently India has achieved the export target of $ 400 billion which makes Sagarmala, port led prosperity project essential in increasing and meeting its international trade objectives. The cost of ocean transport is strategically lower than the other means of transportation, due to which Seaports have a direct impact on economic status and international trade developments of developed countries as well as developing countries.

Port security management has become even more challenging given the exponential rise of emerging technologies and its disproportionate influence on all the vital installations within the national security architecture. Increasingly the safety and security of such infrastructure is becoming heavily dependent on Information Technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) based digital surveillance and management systems. These systems, irrespective of the enhanced security features, are prone to hacking, malwares and other cyber as well as internal attacks. For example malicious use of Artificial Intelligence (MUAI) when used for such attacks or for digital tapping, to track all activities, becomes a great security risk and challenge.

Emerging technologies (AI, ML, IOT, Blockchain, 5G) requires a new attitude and aptitude to handle and leverage for better security. This course provides all the relevant food for thought in all theoretical & practical aspects and inculcates ‘National will’ to solve even the most unforeseen challenges, from a security angle. This Executive Certificate Programme is designed to empower participants from a new vantage point so that the learning outcomes of this programme offers different strategies to help detect, disrupt and delay both traditional and non-traditional security threats.

The development of modern port facilities requires the use of modern emerging information and communication technologies, digital solutions and innovative business models, which inevitably requires latest effective solutions based on Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning technologies along with other technologies such as blockchain, IoT& 5G and networking systems as backbone.


  1. To enable the participants to understand and appreciate the significance of Coastal & Seaport security across 7516 Kms on India’s coastline and the linkages that exists between port and coastal security with maritime and national security.
  2. To enable the participants to understand and leverage the technology and use electronic surveillance for effective and efficient coastal, seaport, vital installations safety&security.
  3. To empower & educate future coastal and seaport leaders to use emerging technology tools like AI, ML, IoT, Blockchain etc. help them in preparing for Maritime&Cyber security challenges.
  4. Identifying common and specific (traditional and non-traditional) Cyber & Coastal Seaport security challenges at 12 major ports and other minor ports.
  5. Suggest suitable security measures/administrative/ technical/institutional/legal/moral and ethical frameworks (discussing both national and international case studies)


  • Participants will gain a 360 Degree view of Coastal & port security management both from Physical and cyber security aspects.
  • Participants will be introduced to various stakeholders involved in Coastal & Sea Port security Management.
  • Various Coastal & Seaport security management policy & operational issues / concerns will be discussed which will enable the participants to build networks to find appropriate solutions. 
  • Participants will be introduced to emerging technologies (AI/ML, Block chain, 5G, IoT etc.) and various applications to Coastal & Sea port security management. They will get an opportunity of learning the what, why, when and how of each particular technology platform. They will also be exposed to case studies of national and international ports and coastal security management. 
  • Participants will learn about the best practices from across the world to improve their own efficiency levels.


The programme is for middle and senior management professionals like

Officers from PSUs who manage vital and sensitive installations | b. Officers from the security branch of PSUs | c. Officers of the Indian Navy | d. Officers of the Indian Coastguard | e. Officers of Marine Police | f. Officers from CISF | g. Managers of Shipping companies | h. Officers of Port Authorities/ Port Management | Entities (both under public and private sector) | i. Officers from Shipping Ministry and Home Ministry | j. Officials from Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) \ k. Officers from BSF | l. Officers from DRI | m. Officers from the National Fisheries Development Board | n. Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) | o. Customs&Central Excise | p. Academic/Think Tanks/ Emerging tech companies | q. Addl. DGs in charge of marine /coastal police from 9 States & 4 UTs | National Disaster Response Force NDRF Govt of India

Organisational sponsorship is essential



Emerging Technologies and their role in enhancing security
a. Basics of AI/ML, Blockchain, 5G, IoT
b. Basics of Cybersecurity
c. Maritime Laws & India’s adherence to various treaties&agreements
d. Security architecture around port and coastal security management
e. Roles of different agencies in port and coastal security management
f. Evolution of India’s own Coastal Security mechanism
g. Port& Vital installation Security
h. Government’s Special initiatives & Security drills

UNIT - 2

Coastal & Seaport and Vital Installation security management—leveraging emerging technologies Application of Emerging technologies in:
a. Organised Crime identified by agencies across coasts
b. Drug Trafficking (Narco terrorism)
c. Human Trafficking
d. Illegal Fishing&Poaching
e. Smuggling
f. Importance of generation of intelligence inputs & multi agency cooperation.
g. Counter Intelligence&Counter Terrorism
h. Role of media&Smart power diplomacy


 a. National Case Studies
 b. International Case studies
 c. Golden Crescent and Golden Triangle Case Studies


The Programme duration is from April 24 – 26, 2023. The participants are expected to arrive a day before the commencement and may leave after the conclusion of the Programme.


The Programme is fully residential and the participants will be accommodated in air-conditioned single occupancy rooms. The College is WiFi enabled in a comprehensive way. However, the College does not provide accommodation for the family. Transport
between airport/railway station and venue will be arranged by the College.


Residential Fee: Rs.39,000/- plus GST as applicable, presently 18% per participant. The fee covers tuition, board and lodging, courseware (in electronic form) and other facilities of the College including internet usage. It also includes field visits.

Non-Residential Fee: Rs.33,000/- plus GST as applicable (presently 18%) per participant. The fee covers tuition, course ware (in electronic form) working lunch and other facilities of the College including internet usage.
A discount of 10% on the Programme fee for three or more participants from the same organisation will be given, provided the payment is credited into our Bank account before April 21, 2023


Last date for receiving the nomination is April 18, 2023. Kindly contact Programmes Officer for further details (contact details are given at the end of the nomination form).


April 19, 2023. Any withdrawals after this date will entail forfeiture of fee paid, if any.

For more details and nominations, please contact:

Mr. G. Sreenivasa Reddy, Programmes Officer, Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista, Hyderabad-500 082.

Phone : 0091-40-66534247, 66533000
Mobile: 9246203535
Fax : 0091-40-66534356

To express your interest please provide your details. Our programme office will get in touch with you.