Cyber Awareness & Risk Management

6/8/2018: Marine Transportation System cyber awareness webinar – recording available online

Submitted by Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Link, Office of Port and Facility Compliance

Throughout the month of May, the Coast Guard’s Office of Port and Facility Compliance, in coordination with ABS Group, provided four opportunities for Area Maritime Security Committee members to participate in “Maritime Transportation System Cyber Awareness Training” via webinar. Over 200 AMSC members and port stakeholders participated in the sessions.

In consideration of those who were not able to participate in one of the scheduled webinar sessions, the Coast Guard has made a recording of the training that is available online at the following websites:


This training was developed to provide basic cyber awareness with a focus on maritime facility and vessel operations. The awareness training is intended to provide personnel at all levels of organization with a basic understanding of cyber terms and systems that may be encountered throughout the Marine Transportation System. The webinar was tailored to the AMSC audience, but is open to anybody with an interest in increasing their cyber awareness.

The Coast Guard is reviewing questions and feedback and will take these into consideration in updates and improvements to this and future cyber-focused training.

For any questions on the material covered in the webinar, or for any technical issues, please contact Mr. Matt Mowrer, ABS Group, at, or Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Link, Office of Port & Facility Compliance, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, via email at

For any questions or comments related to this post, please contact Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Link via email.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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