The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 04-19, “Cyber Adversaries Targeting Commercial Vessels,” to inform the maritime industry of recent email phishing and malware intrusion attempts that targeted commercial vessels. Cyber adversaries are attempting to gain sensitive information including the content of an official Notice of Arrival (NOA) using email addresses that pose as an official Port State Control (PSC) authority.
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.
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 “Marine 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, the Coast Guard has made a recording of the training that is now available online.
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.