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12425370855?profile=RESIZE_400xWith supply chain attacks on the rise, and nation-state attackers constantly looking for new ways to disrupt national security and economic stability, one of the most vulnerable areas is the security around our maritime operations.  The current US administration's recent Executive Order to fortify the cybersecurity of US ports underscores this concern, spotlighting the urgency of addressing vulnerabilities in a sector that drives over $5.4 trillion in economic activity annually.  This initiative

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

9781674874?profile=RESIZE_400xArea Maritime Security Committees 2020 Annual Report – Challenges, Suggestions, Accomplishments, and Best Practices.  The Office of Port and Facility Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of a consolidated report[1] on the status and work completed in 2020 by Area Maritime Security Committees.  Area Maritime Security Committees 2020 Annual ReportArea Maritime Security Committees 2020 Annual Report.[2]

Area Maritime Security Committees (AMSCs) provide a valuable forum to discuss and a

7962214498?profile=RESIZE_400xThe current US administration is signaling it will be updating the US government’s approach to its maritime cybersecurity strategy.  Cyber security priorities are being discussed to enhance and secure the US’ ability to ‘project power at sea and defend against adversarial cyberattacks.’  The plan involves a re-examination of the national approach to information sharing and better emphasizing the use of operational technologies in ports. 

Hackers at all tier levels have long targeted shipping fir