Category: Cyber Awareness & Risk Management

Congressional hearing alert – “The evolving cybersecurity landscape: Federal perspectives on securing the Nation’s infrastructure”

The Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Rear Admiral John Mauger, will testify Dec. 2, 2021, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding cybersecurity.

Coast Guard Cyber Protection Teams train for the fight

To counter cyber threats the Coast Guard has created Cyber Protection Teams (CPT).  Based in Washington, D.C. CPT is the Coast Guard’s deployable unit responsible for offering
cybersecurity capabilities to the Marine Transportation System (MTS).

Area 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 on the status and work completed in 2020 by Area Maritime Security Committees.

Cyber Awareness Series Part 3: Cyber hygiene

Cyber hygiene is the first line of defense in a cyber-risk management plan and involves the processes one uses to protect access to an information network.  

Cyber Awareness Series Part 1: Facility compliance

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2021 facility owners and operators who have not already done so should submit FSP cyber amendments or annexes to their local Captain of the Port (COTP) as part of the facility’s annual audit.

National Maritime Security Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard announces the appointment of 13 individuals to serve as members of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC).

Maritime Cyber Alert: “BadAlloc” critical vulnerability: BlackBerry QNX & more

The Coast Guard Cyber Command, Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch has issued Maritime Cyber Alert 02-21 recommending the Maritime community examine their systems to determine if they contain BlackBerry QNX versions 6.5 or below, or any of the other products identified by CISA listed in ICSA-21-119-04: Multiple RTOS (Update B).

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