Tag: cybersecurity

10/25/2016: Why cyber defense matters

Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure are a growing concern for many organizations across the globe. The Marine Transportation System is no different and has been a target of attacks, with recent network breaches, data thefts, and denial-of-service attacks. Exploited vulnerabilities can vary from the basic, such as the lack of passwords or use of default-only passwords, to configuration issues and software flaws. To achieve the level of protection and resilience needed for critical control system networks, security needs to mature from a piecemeal collection of technologies to effective cyber security governance. This includes the ability to detect abnormal behavior and prevent attacks while providing the organization with meaningful forensics to investigate breaches when they occur.

4/15/2014: NIST Cybersecurity Framework Shop

The director of Coast Guard inspections and compliance provides a summary of remarks made, and questions asked, at the recent cybersecurity workshop, hosted by the National Institute for Standards and Technology. His remarks focused on work done by the Coast Guard and partner organizations to building security profiles, using the NIST Framework, to secure the bulk liquid transport sector.