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The Coast Guard is extending the comment period on the notice with request for comments titled, “Guidance on Maritime Cybersecurity Standards,” published on December 18, 2014. The Coast Guard is extending the comment period at the request of several industry participants to ensure stakeholders have adequate time to submit complete responses.
Comments and related material must be submitted on or before April 15, 2015.
The Coast Guard is developing policy to help vessel and facility operators identify and address cyber-related vulnerabilities that could contribute to a Transportation Security Incident. Coast Guard regulations require certain vessel and facility operators to conduct security assessments, and to develop security plans that address vulnerabilities identified by the security assessment. The Coast Guard is seeking public input from the maritime industry and other interested parties on how to identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities to cyber-dependent systems.
The Coast Guard will consider these public comments in developing relevant guidance, which may include standards, guidelines and best practices to protect maritime critical infrastructure.
View the Federal Register notice for further details.
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