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12404230869?profile=RESIZE_400xLeaders of South Florida’s Port Everglades and Port Miami have met with US Coast Guard officials to review cybersecurity programs aimed at reducing the possibility that giant Chinese-made cranes operating at the region’s ports and others in the US pose a national security threat. 

In late February, the Biden administration announced it planned to invest billions in the US manufacture of ship-to-shore cranes that transfer millions of tons of cargo annually at major American seaports.  The action

10640623479?profile=RESIZE_400xIn February 2019, a large container ship sailing for the Port of New York/New Jersey identified a cyber intrusion on board that startled the US Coast Guard.  Though the malware attack never controlled the vessel’s movement, authorities concluded that weak defenses exposed critical functions to “significant vulnerabilities.”

A maritime disaster didn’t happen that day, but a warning flare rose over an emerging threat to global trade: cyber piracy able to penetrate on-board technology that’s replac