The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published MSIB 18-20 “Urgent Need to Protect Operational Technologies and Control Systems” to reiterate the need for vigilance against cyber threats to internet-accessible operational technology.
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The Coast Guard has published a new Facility Inspector – Cyber Job Aid, in order to provide the service’s marine safety personnel with additional guidance as they address facilities’ documented cyber vulnerabilities.
As a courtesy to our readers, Maritime Commons is sharing American Waterways Operators’ newly released best practices guide, designed to help the towing industry identify and manage cyber risks and detect and respond to cyber attacks or accidents.
10/19/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Governmental Agencies Interaction and Resources
The Coast Guard works with other governmental agencies and private partners to identify best practices and resources for cyber risk management. These key partnerships are important to help ensure efforts to combat cybersecurity issues are most efficiently managed. This article highlights governmental agencies’ cyber interactions and some of the resources they can provide.
The semi-annual workshop was hosted at the offices of the American Chemistry Council. Attendees came from as far away as Seattle and New Orleans and represented 11 industry organizations that oversee thousands of MTSA-regulated vessels and over two hundred MTSA-regulated facilities that share common business models. Industries represented include passenger, ferry and gaming vessels, offshore service and towing vessels, chemical and barge fleeting facilities, and grain terminals.
As electronic navigation systems become increasingly complex, interconnected, and cyber dependent, they could fall victim to bad actors, hackers, and nuisance cyber agents. Many of these incidents can be prevented or mitigated by embracing a culture of cyber risk management, without which, technical solutions like virus protection software and firewalls will have limited effectiveness. In this week’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month post, the Office of Design and Engineering Standards takes a cyber-focused look at the GPS outage in the Black Sea that was reported to the Navigation Center in June.
The Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center (NCCIC) and the Coast Guard released this blog to address threats to network infrastructure devices. This entry is the result of analytic efforts between the NCCIC and the Coast Guard to provide best practices for securing devices. Although the post is not written specifically for a maritime audience, as a courtesy, Maritime Commons is sharing this information to help our readers charged with risk management decision in the maritime cyber domain.
7/12/2017: 60-day public comment period opens for draft NVIC addressing cyber risk at MTSA facilities
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance encourages public comment through the Federal Register on a draft Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular that provides clarification and guidance on implementing a cyber risk management governance program.