Senators Introduce Legislation to Upgrade Cybersecurity at US Ports


11-13-2017 - GLOBAL TRADE

Bipartisan Effort is Companion to Passed House Bill

In the face of growing cybersecurity threats to America’s critical infrastructure, United States Senators Kamala D. Harris, a Democrat of California and a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Dan Sullivan, a Republican of Alaska, introduced last week the Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017.

This legislation would incorporate best practices in cybersecurity policy into the Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard maritime protective missions. It would require the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a model for assessing cybersecurity risk in the maritime sector, as well as guidelines for information sharing with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). The bill would also ensure that the maritime sector is represented on the NCCIC’s 24/7 watch floor and would require the Coast Guard to integrate cybersecurity into its maritime security assessments and plans.  CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE